OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 258/2019 issued on 31 October 2019

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


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

  • 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 ceasefire violations inside the Petrivske disengagement area.

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

  • The Mission saw for the first time unexploded ordnance in non-government-controlled Sakhanka and Roza.

  • 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.