Special monitoring mission of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe says that during the Christmas holidays, the ceasefire in the Donbas was not observed. This was announced by first Deputy head of the OSCE mission in Ukraine Alexander Hg at a press briefing in Kiev, transfer «Ukrainian news».
«On Donbass for the last 3 weeks the impression that those who ordered to shoot and those who shoot totally forgot about Christmas. January 7, our observers have recorded violations of the ceasefire regime in all known «hot spots,» said hug.
In particular, in the area of Hnutove and Food recorded 40 shells fired from grenade launchers, 2 blast in the air, 56 explosions of uncertain origin.
In General, from 2 to 8 January 2017 observers have documented 336 cases of violations of ceasefire, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«Half of them in the area of Svetlodarsk. In addition, such cases were in the area of Mariupol, Gorlovka, on the stretch Avdeevka-Yasinovataya-Donetsk airport», – said the representative of the OSCE mission.
Hug noted that from 19 December 2016, observers recorded an increase of 250% of the cases, the use of prohibited «Minsk agreements» weapons, in particular tanks, mortars, artillery and jet systems of volley fire.
«In fact, they recorded at least. 3 374 explosion, and to use the weapons,» he said.
Observers also recorded the destruction of a kindergarten in Lugansk and destroyed the Church building in debaltseve.
Also, the mission recorded the use of prohibited «Minsk agreements» mortars in the area of Karlovka Donetsk region.
«Using drones over Novohryhorivka, which is now controlled by «DNR», we recorded a battery of self-propelled howitzers, which fired in the direction of Svetlodarsk. In this case, 31 artillery shell was fired,» said hug.
He explained that quite often, the patrols are not able to arrive on the scene, because monitoring and control is carried out using cameras and drones, reports «UKRINFORM».
Meanwhile, in the areas of breeding, and in the Village of Lugansk and Gold/Petrovsky, according to the BBC, virtually no violations of the ceasefire that led to a noticeable end to the violence.
First Deputy head of the OSCE mission called on the parties to reduce the level of risk.
Note, January 1, 2017, the first day of the new year, the militants are 38 times fired at positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation, from them 26 times – in the direction of Mariupol.
Earlier it was reported that for the year 2016 non-combat losses in the zone of the Antiterrorist operation has exceeded the combat. Thus, according to the defense Ministry, in the fighting in the ATO zone in 2016 has killed 211 people, and non-combat losses amounted to 256 people.
Hug: in the Donbas for the holidays in all the hot spots were shot even stronger 12.01.2017