The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained calm, with few explosions and sporadic small-arms fire heard by the SMM, the majority of which the SMM assessed to be training exercises.
From a location in “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled Donetsk city centre, the SMM heard six explosions occurring at a location 5-7km to the east, which the SMM assessed to be live-fire exercises, as training has previously been observed in this area. From the …read more