“In Kominternove, the SMM did not observe any armed persons or weaponry, with the exception of the escorting armed “DPR” members, while the SMM saw multiple fresh caterpillar traces of tracked military vehicles on the main street,” reads the report.

“The escorting “DPR” members did not allow the SMM to go beyond the main street of the village, citing security reasons,” said the monitors.

Read alsoAerial reconnaissance sees militants’ armored hardware in KominternoveAt a Ukrainian Armed Forces checkpoint at the south-western entrance of the village, the SMM spoke with three civilians coming from Kominternove, who stated that “DPR” members were still “in the village and were occupying some abandoned houses.”