A day without violations. OSCE declares about the beginning phase of escalation in the zone of ATO
The situation in the zone of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) is heated, the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE captures the gradual increase in the number of attacks. Only one day was recorded 2 thousand violations of the cease-fire.
On Friday, January 12, at a briefing in Kyiv said the first Deputy head of the OSCE SMM Alexander Hg, 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”, – he said.
Hg reminded that similar agreements already have been – the so-called Easter, school, bread of the armistice, and they were all the same pattern: a rapid cease-fire, followed by a gradual increase in the number of attacks. “All these ceasefire has had a positive impact. Local residents were given the opportunity to take a break from the shelling. But these periods lasted not for long,” he admitted.
First Deputy head of the mission was also informed that in 2017 observers recorded 401 336 thousand violations of the ceasefire in the ATO zone. “For comparison, in 2016 there were 320 130 thousand cases,” he said.
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Hug said that last year there were 4 thousand 65 cases of placement of heavy weapons in violation of the Minsk agreements, 2 thousand 422 times units of SMM OSCE was prevented from fulfilling the mandate.
“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.
Note that for the last day, December 11, at the Donbass during the execution of the combat task was killed one Ukrainian military, two were injured and two received a combat injury.
Video settings the area of the ATO killed three Ukrainian soldiers, four wounded
One war the country lost in the shelling, and two blown up with explosives. The device exploded when technology overcame the river. The explosion was so powerful that parts of the armored vehicles were scattered more than 200 meters.
- Alexander Hug
- OSCE SMM
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