OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 239/2019 issued on 9 October 2019

Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 8 October 2019. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.


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

  • The SMM saw damage to civilian properties in non-government-controlled Staromykhailivka.

  • Inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, the SMM saw ongoing dismantling works at the broken section of the bridge.

  • The Mission saw a vehicle with a mounted heavy-machine gun and military personnel inside the Zolote disengagement area.

  • The Mission recorded ceasefire violations inside and near the Petrivske disengagement area.

  • The SMM monitored adherence to the ceasefire to facilitate repairs and the operation of critical civilian infrastructure, including repairs to water pipelines between Zolote-3/Stakhanovets and Popasna, repairs to power lines near Artema, as well as the drilling of wells near Raivka.

  • Restrictions of the Mission’s freedom of movement continued, including at non-government-controlled checkpoints in Bezimenne and Staromykhailivka.