LUHANSK (Sputnik) — On Friday, the SMM OSCE press service said that observers resumed round-the-clock monitoring of the situation on the site of the planned withdrawal of forces in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska.
"We recently saw a similar forward patrol base opened by SMM in Popasnaya. As experience has shown, shelling in this area on the part of Ukrainian forces has not diminished, but began to appear in the daily mission reports," Marochko said.
On June 21, a trilateral contact group, composed of Russian, Ukrainian and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mediators, agreed to impose a ceasefire in Ukraine's eastern regions during the summer harvest, which would last from June 24 to August 31. However, the ceasefire failed to hold with both sides of the conflict continuing to blame each other of violations.