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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 SMM noted an increase in ceasefire violations at and around the Donetsk airport.
The situation at and around Donetsk airport was tense. Between 08:00 and 18:35hrs, at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) observation point at the Donetsk central railway station (“Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”)-controlled, 8km north-west of Donetsk city centre), the SMM heard 120 explosions, consistent with incoming and outgoing …read more