OSCE Principal Deputy Chief Monitor in Ukraine Alexander Hug has announced that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine recorded almost 14,700 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine in the last week.
”The SMM recorded 14,698 ceasefire violations in the last week,” he said at a press event in Kyiv on Friday.
”This shows that sides disregard the Minsk agreements,” he added.
Last week there was a decrease in the number of ceasefire violations by some 15% compared to previous week, he said.
In particular, the number of explosions from tanks, mortars and artillery, including Grad MLRS was down 60%: there were 911 explosions last week versus 2,238 previous week.
He also briefed on civilian casualties.
From March 6 to 12, SMM monitors confirmed eight cases of civilians injured in shelling incidents on both sides of the contact line in Donbas, he said.