The SMM observed a relatively low level of violence in Donbas. The Mission observed the presence of hardware in the security zone. It monitored the situation of civilians at checkpoints near the contact line. The SMM visited border areas not controlled by the Government. The Mission’s freedom of movement was restricted on three occasions on both sides of the contact line.*
In keeping with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded a relatively low number of ceasefire violations.
While in government-controlled Svitlodarsk (57km north-east of Donetsk) the SMM heard, between 21:13 and 22:11 on 15 May, 52 explosions assessed as caused …read more