Map of hostilities in Donbas enlarged, multiple rocket launchers used - Hug

Map of hostilities in Donbas enlarged, multiple rocket launchers used - HugThe fire attacks have not stopped in Donbas over the past week, the map of hostilities has enlarged in the direction of Horlivka, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission (OSCE SMM) Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said.

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One more week of instability passed, and the level of violence remains high in eastern Ukraine, the OSCE monitors are recording hundreds of breaches daily, he told a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday. The focal point remains the Avdiyivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk airport triangle, but the geography of hostilities has expanded to the west and north-west of Horlivka, around Svitlodarsk and Debaltseve, Hug said.

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The mission monitors have recorded over 90 blasts in Svitlodarsk controlled by Kyiv last Friday; 120 explosions near Horlivka controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Saturday, Hug said.

The use of multiple rocket launchers causes special concerns, it is impossible to avoid the hits into the houses of civilians due to their random use, he said, noting that the mission's video cameras had recorded multiple rocket launchers firing 27 missiles in Shyrokyne on Friday night, Hug said.

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The Minsk Agreements are not being implemented, he said again.

The OSCE SMM comprises 689 monitors today, 580 of them are working in Donbas, Hug said.
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