OSCE SMM fixes camera on Donetsk filtration station

Observers found two bullet holes in the damaged camera

13:10, 11 August 2017

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine restored the work of the camera that was installed on Donetsk filtration station after it was destroyed in the area. This was stated in report of OSCE SMM.

“On 9 August, an SMM patrol inspected the cameras at the DFS and found out that the thermal camera had been damaged by small-arms fire. The SMM observed ten bullet impacts to the thermal camera and four bullet impacts to the camera mast. The CCTV camera and the signal transmitter were found intact, but the camera was not operational. The SMM observed two bullet impacts to the CCTV camera’s cable hose. The SMM assessed that all bullets had been fired from a south-south-westerly direction at a distance of 600-800m and from the same altitude as the cameras’ location, 10-12m above the ground,” the report says.

The SMM removed the thermal camera and replaced the CCTV camera’s cable hose. The CCTV camera restarted operations as of 14:00 on 9 August, it was reported.

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As it was reported earlier Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE was shelled while trying to set the camera on the roof of Donetsk filtration station. This was announced by Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the mission Alexander Hug. 

On Wednesday the camera of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission installed on the roof of Donetsk filtration station for round-the-clock surveillance over the territory was destroyed.

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