Militants started shooting in presence of OSCE SMM observers

Source : 112 Ukraine

SMM patrol registered violation of ceasefire by militants at Pervomaisk - Zolote direction
18:21, 25 February 2017

112 Agency

Close to Ykaterinovka village, Luhansk region, members of illegal armed groups from separate parts of Luhansk region conducted an armed provocation against members of the Special OSCE monitoring mission (SMM) by shooting in their presence. This is stated by the press-center of ATO headquarters.

According to the report, the incident occurred on Saturday at 11:40.

"After patrolling in that village two cars of OSCE SMM were stopped by an unknown person in uniform with distinctive signs of Novorossia. "On the question of the patrol, who is he and where is his commander, the man said that commander is in Pervomaiske village.  Subsequently, one man armed with a gun left the building and opened fire into the air, after which the mission patrol got into cars and left in the direction of the village Zolote ", the report says.

When the OSCE SMM cars drove about 50 meters ahead of the vehicle, members of the mission heard behind two explosions of grenades.

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