The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, including the Addendum. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. There was an increase in fighting around the area of Donetsk airport. Luhansk region remained relatively calm. The SMM observed civilians crossing the bridge in government-controlled Stanytsia Luhanska. An “LPR” “border guard” prevented the SMM from visiting the border zone.
The SMM heard over 20 explosions, anti-aircraft and small-arms fire between 08:03 and 16:07hrs – the vast majority of which occurred at locations north-west of its position at the Joint Centre …read more