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  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 29 July (Kyiv time)
    The SMM visited Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region, which was retaken by the Ukrainian army. The situation in Donetsk deteriorated. The SMM visited three areas of Donetsk city after an explosion and assessed the damage...
    Press release
    30 July 2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 28 July (Kyiv time)
    The SMM visited Rubizhne and Shchastia – towns in the Luhansk region, which had been retaken in recent weeks by the Ukrainian army. The situation in both locations has been slowly normalising...
    Press release
    29 July 2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 27 July (Kyiv time)
    Fighting in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions continued. The MH17 investigative team was unable to access the crash site owing to fighting in the area. The mayor of Kremenchuk city was assassinated. Protests against partial mobilisation in Chernivtsi region persisted. The Right Sector in Ivano-Frankivsk is organising a blockade of local Lukoil petrol stations.
    Press release
    28 July 2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 25 July (Kyiv time)
    The human remains of more victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were flown to the Netherlands. Protests against military mobilisation continued in western Ukraine.
    Press release
    26 July 2014
  • Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 24 July (Kyiv time)
    The remains of some of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash were flown from Kharkiv to the Netherlands. There were a number of protests against military mobilisation in the west of the country.
    Press release
    25 July 2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 22 July (Kyiv time)
    The remains of many of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 Flight victims arrived in Kharkiv, from where they will be transported to the Netherlands. The Ukrainian army re-took two towns in the north of the Luhansk region. The SMM discovered bodies in a building vacated by irregular armed forces in one of the towns, namely, Severodonetsk.
    Press release
    23 July 2014
  • Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine based on information received until 18:00 hrs, 21 July (Kyiv time)
    Dutch forensics experts – accompanying the SMM – assessed the storage facilities for bodies on board the train in Torez railway station for victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash as “good”. People continue to leave Luhansk city...
    Press release
    22 July 2014
  • Spot report by Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) on visit to locations related to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, 21 July 2014
    Dutch forensics experts – accompanying the SMM – assessed the storage conditions for bodies on board the train at Torez railway station as good. At the main crash site, all bodies had been removed. The recovery process was assessed by the Dutch forensics experts as good...
    Press release
    22 July 2014