This report is for the media and the general public.
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. Ceasefire violations were recorded in numerous locations without a significant increase in its number. The SMM observed damage caused by shelling and conducted several crater analyses in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The SMM also monitored celebrations for Independence Day which were held across the country on 24 August.
After a quiet night with no cease-fire violations heard at the SMM’s location in Donetsk city centre, …read more