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The situation remained calm on Election Day throughout most of Ukraine, including around Shchastya in the Luhansk region, where a local truce seems to have been arranged, and in Donetsk city. A number of frontline villages to the south of Donetsk city were, however, subjected to shelling.
The SMM noted that Kharkiv city remained calm on Election Day, with an SBU (State Security Services) point-of-contact providing a similar assessment to the SMM at 16:30hrs.
On 26 October the SMM was stopped by three Ukrainian soldiers just outside the village of Krasnohorivka (29km west of …read more