OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 250/2019 issued on 22 October 2019


  • Compared with the previous 24 hours, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • The Mission saw damage from gunfire to residential properties in non-government-controlled Dokuchaievsk.

  • Inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, the SMM continued to observe reconstruction works of the broken section of the bridge. It also observed construction works at a parking lot south of the bridge.

  • The Mission continued to observe the clearing of vegetation inside the disengagement area near Zolote. It recorded ceasefire violations near the disengagement area.

  • The SMM observed weapons in violation of withdrawal lines in government- and non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • The Mission monitored adherence to the ceasefire to facilitate the operation of and repairs to critical civilian infrastructure along the contact line.

  • Restrictions of the SMM’s freedom of movement continued, including at checkpoints near non-government-controlled Zaichenko, Bezimenne, Sosnivske and Shevchenko.