OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Daily Report 165/2021 issued on 17 July 2021

16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions


  • In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 286 ceasefire violations, including 36 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 115 ceasefire violations in the region.
  • In Luhansk region, the Mission recorded 53 ceasefire violations, including 17 explosions. In the previous reporting period, it recorded 95 ceasefire violations in the region.
  • The SMM saw recent damage to a civilian property and to a power transformer, as well as recent craters, in government-controlled Taramchuk, Donetsk region, and recent damage to a tractor in non-government-controlled Molodizhne, Luhansk region.
  • The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.
  • The SMM facilitated and monitored adherence to localized ceasefires to enable the operation of critical civilian infrastructure.
  • The Mission continued following up on the situation of civilians, including at four entry-exit checkpoints and four corresponding checkpoints of the armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • The SMM’s freedom of movement continued to be restricted. Its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) again experienced multiple instances of GPS signal interference.*

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