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Ukraine: Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), based on information received as of 19:30, 6 November 2018

Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Country: Ukraine
This report is for the media and the general public. The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region, compared with the previous reporting period. It observed recent damage to civilian properties caused by shelling in residential areas of Staromykhailivka. The SMM saw weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line. The SMM recorded ceasefire violations near the Petrivske disengagement area. The Mission’s access remained restricted in all three disengagement it was also restricted near Novoazovsk - close to the border with the Russian Federation – as well as near Oleksandrivske, Bezimenne, Zaichenko and Troitske. The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to the ceasefire to enable repairs to the Petrivske water pumping station near Artema, power lines near Zolote-5/Mykhailivka and damaged houses in Marinka and Krasnohorivka, as well as to enable demining near Nyzhnoteple. In Kyiv, the SMM followed up on media reports of searches at apartments and offices of two activists.* In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including, however, fewer explosions (about 220), compared with the previous reporting period (about 235 explosions). On the evening and night of 5-6 November, the SMM camera at the Donetsk Filtration Station (DFS) (15km north of Donetsk) recorded seven undetermined explosions and 70 projectiles in flight (from west to east), all at an assessed range of 0.5-4km south and south-south-west. On the evening of 5 November, while in Svitlodarsk (government-controlled, 57km north-east of Donetsk), the SMM heard about 30 undetermined explosions and about 380 bursts and shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire, all at an assessed range of 2-7km east and south-east. During the day on 6 November, while at the same location, the SMM heard about 60 undetermined explosions and about 100 bursts and shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire, all at an assessed range of 3-7km south-east and south-south-east. On the evening and night of 5-6 November, the SMM camera in Chermalyk (government-controlled, 31km north-east of Mariupol) recorded six undetermined explosions and 85 projectiles in flight (mostly from easterly to westerly directions and from westerly to easterly directions), all at an assessed range of 2-5km south-east and south-south-east. On the evening and night of 5-6 November, the SMM camera about 1.5km north-east of Hnutove (government-controlled, 20km north-east of Mariupol) recorded 17 explosions (three assessed as outgoing rounds of undetermined weapons and the remainder undetermined) and about 210 projectiles in flight (mostly from north to south and from south to north), all at an assessed range of 2-6km east-north-east, east and east-south-east. In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations (no explosions), compared with the previous reporting period (ten explosions).

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