The level of violence at and around the destroyed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled airport (12km north-west of Donetsk) decreased compared to previous days. Positioned at the “DPR”-controlled Donetsk central railway station (8km north-west of Donetsk), the SMM heard and observed on 16 July between 08:10 and 16:00hrs 10 incoming/14 outgoing and 15 unknown explosions at locations 3-6km north, north-west, west and south of its position. The SMM estimates that the explosions were caused by mortar and light weapons. The SMM also heard the use of small arms north, north-west and south west of its position.
From its observation point located …read more