OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 94/2021 issued on 24 April 2021

Situation Report
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Based on information from the Monitoring Teams as of 19:30 23 April 2021. All times are in Eastern European Summer Time.


  • In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 374 ceasefire violations, including 133 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 488 ceasefire violations in the region.
  • In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded two ceasefire violations, both explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded six ceasefire violations in the region.
  • The SMM followed up on the deaths of two men and injuries to two other men due to a hand-grenade explosion in non-government-controlled Snizhne, Donetsk region.
  • Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) near Marinka and Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region.
  • The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske and saw people inside the latter two areas during night time.
  • The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable maintenance and operation of critical civilian infrastructure.
  • The Mission continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at four entry-exit checkpoints and three checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • 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 SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted. Its UAVs again experienced multiple instances of GPS signal interference.*