In the Donbass almost eight thousand violations over the week – OSCE

На Донбассе почти восемь тысяч нарушений за неделю – ОБСЕ

Observers insist on the need for immediate withdrawal of forces and means in the district of Donetsk filtering station.

Over the past week, observers of the Special monitoring mission to Ukraine (SMM) observed 7 thousand 700 cases of violation of ceasefire regime in the Donbas.

This was stated by first Deputy head of the OSCE mission in Ukraine Alexander Hg at a press briefing in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine on Monday, may 21.

“Last week wasn’t the worst time of the conflict, our observers recorded 7 thousand 700 cases of non-compliance of the ceasefire”, – he said.

According to hug, the night of 16 may and the morning of may 17 in the area of Svetlodarsk were about 500 explosions. In the area of Gorlovka on may 17-18 observers on the patrol base heard 140 explosions from shells fired from artillery and tanks.

“May 16, a camera mounted near the Donetsk filtering station (DFS), recorded a gap of 20 rockets fired from the MLRS. Rockets exploded in the territory controlled by Kiev,” – said hug.

He emphasized that there is a need for an immediate withdrawal of forces and means in the district of DFS.

“Until the forces are at a distance of 200-300 m from each other, the station remains the epicenter of the fighting. Without dilution of effort and funds, it cannot function. And about 300 thousand local residents on both sides of the separation line being left without water. Without dilution the issue of stopping the operation of the DFS – it is only a matter of time”, – concluded the hug.

Earlier on Monday it became known that the Donetsk filtering station is de-energized due to damaged power lines on site, podstrelennoy separatists DND. Without water were Avdiyivka and two villages.

Also this morning, the separatists covered by artillery fire, the suburbs of Turecka village Pivdenne. Aware of the damage to seven private homes were also affected children’s rehabilitation center.

The deterioration in the Donbass

In Turecka came under fire children’s rehabilitation center

Donetsk filtering station is de-energized

APU fighters captured three of the separatists

Separatists near Horlivka was trying to oust the APU

OOC: the Battles at the line of contact
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