The number of violations of the ceasefire regime in the Donbas has decreased, according to a statement of the press service of the OSCE observation results of August 21.
"Mission (OSCE Ukraine) stressed the decline in the number of violations of the ceasefire at the Donetsk airport. Marked reduction of tension to the East of Mariupol. Observers have not registered violations of the ceasefire in the Luhansk region ", - is told in the message.
according to observers, near Donetsk were heard dozens of explosions and gunfire, reports RIA " Novosti "." the number of violations of the ceasefire in the area of the destroyed airport (controlled by the DPR nine kilometers from Donetsk) has decreased compared to the previous day. Just heard 35 ruptures and bursts of small arms and light weapons in the morning in two to seven kilometers from Supervisory positions and 44 cases in the 2nd part of the day ", - is informed in the report. The OSCE observers also stress the damage that was caused to the infrastructure and homes in the city of Horlivka and its outskirts with artillery breaks. In the area of the village Starognatovk (controlled by government forces in 55 kilometres South-West of Donetsk), the situation is calm, except for messages about multiple explosions and gunshots, emphasize the OSCE Observers. On the first day weekend the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Minsk agreement was given to Ukraine on strengthening the defense.