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The use of Minsk-proscribed weapons increased – OSCE SMM

The use of Minsk-proscribed weapons increased – OSCE SMM
Kyiv, June 23, 2017.

“Number of explosions attributable to Minsk-proscribed weapons, namely tanks, mortars, and artillery, including multiple launch rocket systems, increased”, – reported Alexander Hug, the First Deputy Chairman of OSCE SMM, via Skype from Donetsk at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. The SMM in the areas to the east and north-east of Mariupol recorded 82 artillery and 19 mortar explosions.

“Shyrokyne and other areas to the east and north-east of Mariupol are one of the main hotspots”, – noted Alexander Hug.  Thirty percent of all ceasefire violations were recorded in this area. “This is a 55% increase compared to the last week”, – added the First Deputy Chairman of OSCE SMM. The overall number of ceasefire violations fell by 25% last week.

OSCE SMM confirmed that four people were killed, and four more wounded last week.

 

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