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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 139/2021 issued on 17 June 2021

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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 16 June 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.

Summary

  • 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.