The situation in ATO area is escalating – OSCE

Ситуация в зоне АТО обостряется - ОБСЕ

Hug spoke about the escalation of the conflict in the Donbass.

The situation in the zone of the antiterrorist operation is heating up, the number of violations of silence regime increases. On Friday, January 12, said the first Deputy head of the monitoring mission of the OSCE Alexander hug during a briefing in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“After the agreements on a truce for the holidays is enjoying relative peace. But there was not a single day without violations. The parties do not fully comply with its obligations… Now we can say that started a phase of escalation. This is evidenced by 2 thousand violations that our observers recorded from 17.00 Tuesday 17.00 Wednesday,” reported the BBC.

According to him, a similar pattern was observed earlier, during the so-called Easter, school and bakery truce: the number of attacks decreased, however, soon the situation again was tense.

“All these ceasefire has had a positive impact. Local residents were given the opportunity to take a break from the shelling. But these periods didn’t last long,” said Alexander hug.

He also noted that last year the OSCE observers have recorded more than 400 thousand violations, far exceeding the figures for 2016.

“We, OSCE SMM, can not ensure peace, it can only make the parties to the conflict, only they can stop fighting and to ensure sustainable peace by removing weapons and demining”, – he stressed.

We will remind, on January 11 in the area of ATO Ukrainian military was lost, altogether, there were nine attacks on the positions of the APU.

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