OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 273/2019 issued on 18 November

Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 17 November 2019. All times are in Eastern European Time.

Summary

  • Compared with the previous reporting period, between the evenings of 15 and 16 November, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region.

  • Between the evenings of 16 and 17 November, the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region, compared with the previous 24 hours.

  • The SMM continued to monitor the situation at the Petrivske disengagement area.

  • The Mission observed the construction of a 500m long barbed wire fence outside 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 continued to facilitate repairs to and the operation of critical civilian infrastructure, including to power lines near government-controlled areas of Luhansk region.

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