Muzhenko told the OSCE observers, the militants began to shoot more

OSCE observers


The chief of the General staff Viktor Muzhenko during a meeting with first Deputy head of SMM OSCE in Ukraine Alexander Hug drew the attention of international observers on the increase in attacks on Ukrainian positions in the ATO zone.

As reported on Saturday by the office of public relations APU, Muzhenko recalled that in December 2016 and January 2017 occupying forces have perpetrated 1730 violations of the ceasefire regime, during which 693 times used weapons banned by the Minsk agreements , says Ukrainian Pravda.

According to him, about 60 percent of attacks of the Ukrainian positions takes place in the evening and night, when patrols of the SMM OSCE carry out monitoring.

Muzhenko stressed the importance of capacity building of the OSCE SMM to monitor the situation and monitor the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

He noted that the efficient operation of the SMM OSCE in areas of conflict should lead to the voltage reduction, the preservation of civilian life and the prevention of losses among the personnel of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

As you know, December 21, members of the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine agreed on a complete ceasefire with 00:00 on 24 December in the Donbass in connection with the upcoming holidays. However, the militants did not observe the “silence regime” and fired at the ATO forces.

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