Gunmen open fire on OSCE patrol in Donetsk region

12:45, 27 November 2014
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Observers of the OSCE Mission were shot at while traveling between Ukrainian army checkpoints near the villages of Kirov and Shumy to the northeast of Donetsk, the organization said in a report issued on Thursday.


The incident occurred when a patrol of three observers accompanied by the Ukrainian military was traveling from one checkpoint to another. After one of the observers exited an armoured vehicle, a self-propelled grenade was fired from the south-east (where positions held by Russian-backed militants). The grenade fell 150 meters away from the car.

"Two seconds later there were a few shots fired from a 23-mm anti-aircraft gun, which hit two or three meters away from the car," the report reads.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

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