Battle rages on: Record number of ceasefire violations in Donbas since 2014 - OSCE

12:24 Nov. 25, 2016

Record number of ceasefire violations in Donbas since 2014 - OSCE

Daniel Baer, U.S Representative to the OSCE (AP photo)

OSCE reports highest number of combat clashes in Donbas since 2014

The OSCE Special Monitoring mission in Ukraine reports on the highest number of ceasefire violations since the beginning of the observations in Donbas in 2014, the Ukrinform agency reports. 

"Situation keeps deteriorating in the east of Ukraine. Thus, in the mid-November the ceasefire violation rate reached the highest level since forming the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in 2014," the organisation's representative Daniel Baer claimed on Thursday. 

Also, the widest engagement of heavy artillery weapons since 2014 is registered these days in Donbas, Baer said. 

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The combined Russian-separative forces still bear responsibility for violating ceasefire, the OSCE representative claims. Also, he noted that in the past two months as many as 9 episodes of militants intimidating the OSCE officers. All of these offences remained unpunished, Baer said. 

"It's unacceptable. Russia and these separatists it backs must bear responsibility for such behaviour and forbid intimidating and threatening the observers," he claimed.

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