OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 16/2020 issued on 21 January 2020

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  • Compared with the previous 24 hours, the SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

  • A man was injured by an explosive device in non-government-controlled Zhovte.

  • The Mission continued monitoring the security situation at the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.

  • The SMM saw weapons in violation of withdrawal lines in non-government-controlled areas in Luhansk region.

  • It monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable the operation of as well as repairs and maintenance to critical civilian infrastructure.

  • The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at checkpoints of the armed formations near Verkhnoshyrokivske and close to the disengagement area near Petrivske.