OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 276/2019 issued on 21 November 2019

Situation Report
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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30, 20 November 2019. All times are in Eastern European Time.


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

  • The construction work at Stanytsia Luhanska Bridge was finalized; civilians started walking over the new section of the bridge while travelling towards government-controlled areas and in the opposite direction.

  • The SMM received a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and a notification from the armed formations about the completion of demining activities inside the Petrivske disengagement area.

  • The SMM continued to monitor the security situation inside and near the Zolote disengagement area.

  • The SMM monitored adherence to the ceasefire to facilitate repair works to power lines near non-government-controlled Spartak, in Donetsk region.

  • Restrictions of the SMM’s freedom of movement continued, including at checkpoints of the armed formations near Shevchenko and Verkhnoshyrokivske.