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Whilst areas at and around Donetsk airport remained largely calm, the SMM continued to note ceasefire violations elsewhere, in particular in areas north-east of Mariupol, and around Horlivka. An SMM patrol came under small-arms fire in Marinka. The Mission experienced multiple freedom-of-movement restrictions*, mainly in areas not controlled by the Government.
The SMM observed the security situation in Donbas. At a “DPR”-controlled location 6km north-west of Donetsk city centre between 9:30 and 14:30hrs on 17 January, the Mission heard four undetermined explosions 2.5-3.5km to the north-north-west.
The situation remained tense in and …read more