Head of the Donetsk military-civil administration (appointed by President Poroshenko) Pavel Zhebrovsky said the elections in the region should be organised not earlier than in 2017.
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.” Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. Ceasefire violations in and around Donetsk city and at the Donetsk airport decreased on 26 July compared to 25 July. The security situation in Mariupol remained calm. Ceasefire violations increased in Luhansk region compared to previous days. An SMM patrol was caught in fire in Shchastia (20km north of Luhansk) but came out unharmed.
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Roundup of the day for July 26-27, 2015
1. The situation over the last day in the DPR and the LPR.
2. Kharkov zonal department of law and order military service will receive the batch of ICVs Saxon and Hammer.
3. "Aidar" battalion to leave the city Schastye.
4. Ukraine to ban French deputies from entering.