Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 16 June 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.
In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 74 ceasefire violations, including 27 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 194 ceasefire violations in the region.
In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded 97 ceasefire violations, including 32 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded no ceasefire violations in the region.
Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in non-government-controlled Horlivka, Donetsk region.
The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations inside and near the disengagement area near Petrivske.
The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable the operation of critical civilian infrastructure.
The SMM continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at four entry-exit checkpoints and the corresponding checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Mission’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at checkpoints of the armed formations near Bessarabka and Kreminets, and near Shevchenko, all in Donetsk region. Its long-range UAV flight was cancelled due to dual GPS signal interference, assessed as caused by jamming.