OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 258/2019 issued on 1 November 2019

Situation Report
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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 31 October 2019. All times are in Eastern European Time.


  • Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region. It recorded no ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

  • The SMM saw a crater in the yard of a residential house in Zolote-5/Mykhailivka.

  • The SMM observed further withdrawal of forces and hardware from the Zolote disengagement area.

  • Inside the Stanytsia Luhanska disengagement area, the Mission continued to observe construction works at the broken section of the bridge.

  • The Mission recorded no violations inside all three disengagement areas.

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

  • The Mission observed two convoys consisting of trucks with Russian Federation licence plates in non-government-controlled of Donetsk city and Luhansk city.

  • The SMM continued to observe long queues of civilians travelling across the contact line in Donetsk region.

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

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