OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 251/2019 issued on 23 October 2019

Situation Report
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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 22 October 2019. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.


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

  • Inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, the SMM continued to observe reconstruction works of the broken section of the bridge.

  • The Mission continued to observe the clearing of vegetation inside the disengagement area near Zolote. It saw military presence inside the disengagement areas near Petrivske and Zolote.

  • The SMM saw for the first time anti-tank mines near Styla.

  • The Mission observed weapons in violation of withdrawal lines in government- and non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk region.

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

  • Restrictions of the Mission’s freedom of movement continued, including at a border crossing point near and a railway station in non-government-controlled Voznesenivka.