Observers Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine recorded a decrease in the intensity of the fighting near the village of Shirokino, reported in the daily report, published on the last working day of the week.
Shirokino, located not far from Mariupol, is now one of the most "hot spots" in the Donbass, there is continuing artillery fire. First of SMM OSCE said that considering day and night stay in Shirokino to supply a truce. Commissioners of the Joint center for control and coordination (SCCC) of the ceasefire regime in the Donbas also periodically visit Shirokino.
"in the area around Shirokino (20 kilometers East of Mariupol), the SMM noticed a decrease in the intensity of fighting in comparison to the previous day," according to the mission report for may 14.
The observers said that the situation around the Donetsk airport remains restless, fighting continues throughout the day, despite attempts by officers SCCC agree on the local stop of the fire."
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read
the results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four sub-working groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict. It is envisaged that they will start operating already in the middle of may.