Donbas: Militants attack OSCE drones, one down

Source : 112 Ukraine

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08:03, 2 April 2018

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Over the three days since the Easter ceasefire began, militants of the so-called 'people's republics' attacked the UAVs of the OSCE monitoring mission. The press centre of the Joint Cooperation and Coordination Centre reported that on late Sunday.

'Leaders of the militants violate the ceasefire, actively using small arms to attack the emplacements of Ukrainian Armed Forces and OSCE drones', the JCCC reported. 

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The latest attacks occurred when the OSCE observers verified the process of withdrawal of troops and vehicles from the militant-held area of Donbas. 'An OSCE drone was shot down not far from Miusinsk (Donetsk region, - 112 International), where the militants set up a firing range. The OSCE representatives were forced to leave the respective areas that they monitored', the message said. However, the mission managed to spot the movement of a convoy of ten IFVs in the mentioned area.

Earlier, the ceasefire was launched at midnight on March 30, this time it is dedicated to Easter celebrations.

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The representatives of the OSCE emphasized the importance of the ceasefire and the disciplinary measures to be taken if necessary. They also stressed that the refusal of offensive actions and intelligence operations, non-application of the reprisal fire and weapons withdrawal. 

However, as reported in the headquarters, already in the first day of the ceasefire, the militants carried out 32 shellings. One Ukrainian soldier was killed, four were injured.

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