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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 89/2021 issued on 19 April 2021

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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 18 April 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.

Summary

  • In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 16 and 18 April, the SMM recorded 267 ceasefire violations. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 199 ceasefire violations in the region.

  • In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 16 and 18 April, the Mission recorded 65 ceasefire violations. In the previous reporting period, it recorded no ceasefire violations in the region.

  • The SMM saw fresh damage due to small-arms fire to two windows of a house in non-government-controlled Staromykhailivka, Donetsk region.

  • The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.

  • The Mission facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable maintenance and operation of critical civilian infrastructure.

  • The SMM visited two border crossing points outside government control and monitored areas close to the border with the Russian Federation in Donetsk region.

  • The Mission 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 SMM monitored various checkpoints along the administrative boundary line and the Sea of Azov in south-east Kherson region.

  • The Mission’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted, including at checkpoints of the armed formations in southern Donetsk region. Its UAVs again experienced multiple instances of GPS signal interference.