Obama commutes sentence to Wikileaks leaker ManningWorld January 18, 4:54
Diplomat says UN may act as mediator at Astana talks between Damascus and oppositionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 21:31
Expert believes Brexit to bring UK closer to USWorld January 17, 20:29
Italian Foreign Ministry: It is necessary to assess conditions for returning to G8 formatWorld January 17, 20:04
Russia hopes ECHR will cancel its ruling on Dima Yakovlev Law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 19:35
Preserving Moldova's neutrality impossible without partnership with Russia — presidentWorld January 17, 19:10
OPEC to monitor oil production, export — Saudi Arabian Energy MinisterBusiness & Economy January 17, 18:57
Group of Sukhoi-24M bombers to return from Syria soon — Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense January 17, 18:50
Russian reconciliation center reports over 1,130 Syrian settlements join ceasefireWorld January 17, 18:47
VIENNA, August 7. /TASS/. Monitors of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have reported increased ceasefire violations at and around the Donetsk airport, according to a daily update of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine for August 6 that was posted on its website on Friday.
There was a significant increase in ceasefire violations at and around "Donetsk People’s Republic" ("DPR")-controlled Donetsk airport compared with the previous day," the SMM said in the report. The SMM said it had heard a total of 125 explosions and "intensive exchanges of small-arms and light-weapons, heavy machine-gun and automatic grenade launcher fire."
In Gorlovka, the SMM monitors observed the consequences of artillery sh
elling and confirmed the death of one civilian. "The SMM observed the corpse of a man (aged 65-70 years old) who had soft tissue damage to the lower limbs, which may have been caused by shrapnel," the report said.
In the settlement of Primorskoye some 39 kilometres northeast of Mariupol, local residents told the SMM that shelling had taken place overnight to August 6. "The SMM observed 18 craters in the village, and conducted analysis on 12. The analysis showed that the craters were caused by mortars (120mm calibre) fired from the north-west," the report said.
In the government-controlled settlement of Schastye, the OSCE monitors observed damage done to the local electricity plant. "A Ukrainian Armed Forces officer explained to the SMM that shelling at approximately 22:30hrs on 5 August had damaged a high-voltage cable supplying the northern part of the region. The SMM saw a destroyed 220 kV cable. The SMM was unable to identify what had caused the damage," the report said.