Representatives of the illegal armed groups continue to obstruct the activities of the OSCE SMM in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which are beyond the control of the Ukrainian authorities. This was stated on May 28 at a press briefing in Mariupol by the First Deputy Head of Mission, Alexander Hug.
According to him, at the moment most of these incidents are observed in areas controlled by the representatives of the terrorist organization "DNR".
"On Saturday afternoon on the way to Novoazovsk to the east, close to the checkpoint of so-called" DNR", when the patrol approached it, warning shots into the air by the checkpoint personnel were made. Patrol had to go back to Mariupol. In addition to this incident in Avdiivka, one of our flying devices was shot down by a missile over Gorlovka "- said Hug.