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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 122/2020 issued on 23 May 2020

Country: Ukraine Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Summary Compared with the previous reporting period, the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Small-arms fire was assessed as directed at SMM mini-UAVs near Petrivske and Vesela Hora, where bullets also flew over SMM members. The SMM followed up on reports of a man injured due to shelling in Shyroka Balka on 9 April, Donetsk region. Members of the armed formations continued to deny the Mission passage at checkpoints along official crossing routes in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.* The SMM saw craters, assessed as recent, near residential houses in Staromykhailivka, Donetsk region. It continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. It recorded ceasefire violations inside the disengagement area near Petrivske and spotted during evening hours a person at a former position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces inside the disengagement area near Zolote. It saw mines, including some for the first time, near Maiorsk and Petrivske and in Zaitseve, Holmivskyi, and Staromykhailivka. The Mission continued following up on measures taken amid the COVID-19 outbreak, including at entry-exit checkpoints and their corresponding checkpoints in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The SMM s freedom of movement continued to be restricted.*

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