Sunday, January 11, 2015

OSCE monitoring civilian death in Donetsk People’s Republic - eastern Ukraine

The view from the front lines of the Ukraine Army's 'Anti-terrorist Operation' - via the OSCE 'Special Monitoring Mission' to the Ukrainian Civil War.

50 miles from two Ukrainian cities, Donetsk and Luhansk - the two Provincial Capitals of the breakaway, anti-fascist 'Donetsk People’s Republic' (DPR) - one of the OSCE  Mission teams is camped next to the Ukrainian Armed Forces forward command. They are monitoring, inspecting and publishing daily reports on incidents of violence.

At the time of this publication the OSCE appear to have access to forward stationed Ukraine Military Command bases - and - to DPR controlled areas as well.

Interestingly, a Major-General of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is present; observing the monitoring process.

Scary Shit.

Via New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond - Jan 10, 2015 | Heavy shelling in Donetsk on Jan. 7-9 |

From the OSCE report for Jan 9, 2015:
"At the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) headquarters in government-controlled Debaltseve (55km north-east of Donetsk), the Ukrainian Major-General, head of the Ukrainian side to the JCCC, and the Russian Federation Major-General, representative of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to the JCCC, said that the security situation in “DPR”-controlled areas had markedly deteriorated in the previous 24 hours, to an extent not seen since 15 December. In the 24 hours preceding 08:00hrs, 9 January, they said they had recorded 91 ceasefire violations, 50 of them at the Donetsk airport. Among the recorded incidents during this period, they said that the use of heavy weapons was particularly pronounced, with 12 cases involving the use of BM-21 Grad rockets, 19 artillery shelling incidents, and 44 uses of mortars. Four Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and nine wounded, and two “DPR” and two “Lugansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) members killed in the violence, they said. Six civilians had also been injured on the south-western outskirts of Donetsk, they added.


For PDF attachments or links to sources of further information, please visit:



New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond - Information and analysis of the political crisis in Ukraine and the NATO offensive in eastern Europe |

OSCE | News and Press Releases | Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 9 January 2015 |

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