The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has recorded an increase in ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region and a decrease in shelling in the Luhansk region between the evenings of 10 and 11 July.
“Compared with the previous reporting period, between the evenings of 10 and 11 July, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region. Between the evenings of 11 and 12 July, the Mission recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and more in Luhansk region, compared with the previous 24 hours,” reads the daily report, No.165/2020, issued by the OSCE SMM to Ukraine on July 13.
Small-arms fire was assessed as aimed at an SMM mini-unmanned aerial vehicle flying near Stanytsia Luhanska, Luhansk region.
The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.
The SMM continued following up on the situation of civilians amid the COVID-19 outbreak, including at entry-exit checkpoints and their corresponding checkpoints in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
“The SMM observed a calm situation in the south-east Kherson region. The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted,” the report says.