The OSCE announced a sharp increase in attacks from heavy weapons

ОБСЕ заявило о резком росте обстрелов из тяжелого оружия

Daily recorded hundreds of violations, say in the mission.

In the Donbas from 12 to 18 December the use of heavy weapons has tripled compared to the previous week, says the report of the OSCE.

“During the week 12 to 18 December the use of weapons prohibited by the accords have tripled when compared with the previous week,” reads the document.

The mission added that the level of violations of the cease-fire regime fluctuated, but remained consistently high. Observers say that daily recorded hundreds of violations.

“About half of all violations of the ceasefire, the SMM recorded, were concentrated in the area of Avdeevka, Yasynuvata, and Donetsk airport” – said in the mission.

The OSCE also said that since 18 December, the SMM observed an increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire around debaltseve and Svetlodarsk, without specifying which side carried out these violations.

Recall that in recent days the arc Svetlodarsk cease fighting. It was reported a large number of wounded and dead. The parties blame each other.

NATO has recently stated that the number of attacks in the Donbass reached a record.

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