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Monitoring missions to investigate recent escalation in Donbas

Their findings are expected to be released on 15 June.

Monitoring missions to investigate recent escalation in Donbas

Following today's video conference, the trilateral contact group has instructed the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of Cease-fire (JCCC) in Donbas and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to investigate the cases of attacks in Donbas and report their findings on 15 June, the spokesperson for Leonid Kuchma, who represents Ukraine in the group, Darka Olifer, has said on Facebook.

"The trilateral contact group has had a video conference with the representatives of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by mutual agreement in connection with the increased number of cease-fire violations. As a result of the meeting, the JCCC along with the OSCE SMM were commissioned to investigate all the incidents and report them at a meeting in Minsk, Belarus on 15 June," she said.