Russian mercenaries may go for a provocation against the OSCE observers - and the Ukrainian army - in the near future. The Ukrainian military intelligence reported that on Monday.
'The hostile anti-aircraft defense units are cleared to destroy OSCE SMM drones flying over their responsibility areas. The enemy has the instructions to take into account the trajectory of the Mission's UAVs in respect of the location of Ukrainian positions so that they can shift the responsibility for the attacks onto the Ukrainian troops', the message says.
On March 23, OSCE monitoring mission resumed surveillance in the conflict area, using drones. Earlier in April, militants did not let the observers launch a drone, threatening them with guns.
Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, demanded that Russia and pro-Kremlin militants stop threatening the OSCE observers.