OSCE SMM records fire shots at disengagement site near Petrivske in Donbas
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has said its monitors recorded fire shots at the disengagement site near the village of Petrivske in Donbas.
"On November 9, the SMM observed the beginning of the disengagement process at the disengagement area near Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south of Donetsk)," the OSCE SMM said in a daily spot report on November 11, 2019.
"On the same day, positioned about 500m north-west of Petrivske, the SMM heard 20 undetermined explosions and a burst of heavy-machine-gun fire, all at an assessed range of 6- 8km north-west and assessed as outside the disengagement area but within its 5km periphery. Additionally, while positioned in Petrivske, the SMM observed a non-SMM mini-UAV flying in a westerly direction."
"On November 10, positioned on the western edge of Petrivske and in Bohdanivka, the SMM heard 12 shots of small-arms fire, respectively 1km south-south-west and 2-3km south-east, all assessed as inside the disengagement area. Positioned about 2km north of Petrivske, the Mission heard ten shots of small-arms fire 1-2km south-west (unable to assess whether outside or inside the disengagement area). Positioned at the same location, the SMM also heard three undetermined explosions and a shot of small-arms fire, at an assessed range of 3- 5km west and 1-2km south-south-east respectively, all assessed as outside the disengagement area but within its 5km periphery," the report said.