Workers special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine recorded a 63 mortar and 40 tank shot in the Donbass, made on March 7 From territories under the control of the Ukrainian security forces.
"at different times during the day SMM heard in the total difficulties 63 mortar and 40 tank shot, produced From territories under the control of the military power of Ukraine. Workers SMM heard them, being on a hill to the North-East of the settlement of Berdyansk on the distance supposedly 200 meters from the position of SMM ", - reported in the report of the mission for Sunday, released on the first day of the week.
according to observers, the firing was on locality, Sorokino.
Special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine formed by the decision of the OSCE permanent Council on March 21, 2014. According to the mandate of the mission, observers of up to five hundred people must be in 10 cities across the territory of Ukraine for the period of one year. Since the beginning of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, this region became the main field of activity of the observers. Now the mission has about 350 people. In the framework of discussions on the renewal of the mandate of the delegations of the participating States of the OSCE to discuss a possible increase in the maximum number of observers. Minsk agreement instructed hmm OSCE supervision of ceasefires and verification of the withdrawal of heavy weapons.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began almost 5, 7 thousands of civilians.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.