The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The SMM were prevented from accessing part of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol) by “Donetsk People’s Republic” members. The SMM revisited heavy weapons holding areas, and noted some weapons had been removed. Protests in Kyiv were monitored by the SMM.
Fighting continued in and around the village of Shyrokyne (20km east of Mariupol, 102km south-east of Donetsk). From an observation point outside the village, the SMM heard outgoing tank fire, mortars and incoming grenades, …read more