Security situation in Donbass has significantly deteriorated over the past days and the ceasefire was violated by both sides more than 11,000 times on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug said.
“On 31 Jan SMM recorded over 11,000 ceasefire violations – Truly unprecedented,” Hug said in a statement posted on the mission’s Twitter page. He expressed particular concerns over the use of multiple launch rocket systems in Avdeyevka, Yasinovataya and the area of the Donetsk airport.
Hug warned about potential humanitarian and ecological disaster as there is “no electricity, heating, water” in Avdeyevka and also “threats to filtration plant” in Yasinovataya.
He called on the sides to stop firing, moving positions forward and blocking OSCE monitors, to withdraw weapons and give safe access to repair crews.