OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 13/2020 issued on 17 January 2020

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  • Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • A man sustained injuries due to the explosion of a mine in non-government-controlled Pionerske, in Luhansk region.

  • Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle flying over areas near non-government-controlled Shymshynivka, in Luhansk region.

  • The Mission continued monitoring the security situation at the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations, including 120 explosions, near the Petrivske disengagement area.

  • In Donetsk region, the SMM monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable repair works to railway tracks and water pipelines.

  • The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at a checkpoint of the armed formations near Zaichenko, in southern Donetsk region.