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"Different interlocutors told the SMM [Special Monitoring Mission] on 1 September that Luhansk airport was no longer under control of the Ukrainian forces," the mission said in its daily report on the situation in Ukraine.
The OSCE special monitoring mission (SMM) in Ukraine reported on Tuesday a decreased intensity of fighting around the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
"During the dark hours on 31 August and on 1 September throughout the day, the SMM heard little shelling in Donetsk, suggesting a possible decreased intensity of the fighting in and around the city," the mission said.
"On 1 September the SMM monitored the situation around Donetsk airport, from a distance of around one kilometre. The SMM heard three to four mortar shells, repeated every five to ten minutes, outgoing from within the airport area," the mission added.