OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 55/2021 issued on 9 March 2021

Situation Report
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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 8 March 2021. All times are in Eastern European Time.


  • In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 105 ceasefire violations. In the previous 24 hours it recorded nine ceasefire violations in the region.
  • In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded 20 ceasefire violations. In the previous 24 hours, it recorded no ceasefire violations in the region.
  • The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske, and observed people inside the area near Zolote.
  • The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable maintenance and operation of critical civilian infrastructure.
  • The SMM continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at four entry-exit checkpoints and three corresponding checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • The Mission visited two border crossing points outside government control in Luhansk region.
  • The SMM monitored events on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia and Kramatorsk.
  • The Mission’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted.