OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 254/2019 issued on 26 October 2019

KYIV 26 October 2019

Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 25 October 2019. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.

Summary

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

  • Two men injured near the Kondrashivka pumping station near non-government-controlled Pankivka.
    The Mission saw damage to civilian properties in non-government-controlled Holmivskyi.

  • Inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, the Mission continued to observe reconstruction works of the broken section of the bridge and saw members of the armed formations dismantling sand-filled tyres from around the blue container south of the broken section of the bridge. Inside the Zolote and Petrivske disengagement areas, the SMM observed military and military-type presence and hardware.

  • The SMM saw for the first time about 60 anti-tank mines in a field in government-controlled Shyrokyne.

  • The SMM monitored adherence to the ceasefire to facilitate the operation of and repairs to critical civilian infrastructure, including power lines on both sides of the contact line.

  • Restrictions of the SMM’s freedom of movement continued, including at checkpoints near non-government-controlled Novoazovsk and Zaichenko, and at border crossing points outside government control near Izvaryne and Sievernyi.