A militant of the unrecognised Donetsk republic/ Photo by Valentin Sprinchak (TASS)
As the security situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorates, Ertugrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), today called for restraint and full adherence to the agreed ceasefire.
Ertugrul Apakan, phot. by OSCE press service
“The figures, based on observations by SMM ground patrols and from static cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles, reflect a trend previously observed, in which a recommitment to the ceasefire by the sides was followed by a steady increase in the level of violence, culminating in fierce fighting resulting in casualties and disruption and destruction of critical civilian infrastructure,” the statement reads.
Belsat.eu, via OSCE