OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 191/2021 issued on 17 August 2021



  • In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 139 ceasefire violations, including seven explosions. In the previous 24 hours, it recorded 119 ceasefire violations in the region.

  • In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded 445 ceasefire violations, including 77 explosions. In the previous 24 hours, it recorded 114 ceasefire violations.

  • The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations close to the disengagement area near Zolote and inside 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. Its unmanned aerial vehicles again experienced instances of GPS signal interference.*