OSCE patrol comes under fire near Avdiyivka – Hug

21:52, 27 May 2016
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Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Alexander Hug has said that an OSCE patrol team came under fire from small arms in the early afternoon on Friday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

An OSCE patrol car / Photo from UNIAN

During a video briefing from Donetsk region, he said that the OSCE patrol came under fire while monitoring the area between the towns of Avdiyivka and Yasynuvata in the early afternoon on Friday. None of the members of the patrol was injured, he said.

According to Hug, some people believe that the events that occur in Donbas are no longer worthy of attention. In this regard, he stressed that it was necessary to reject this point of view.

Read alsoUkraine on Olenivka shelling: range too long for Ukrainian mortars to hit checkpointHug drew attention to the negative situation with long queues at the checkpoints on the contact line. He also reported the death of one man, who was standing in a queue to cross the demarcation line. In addition, Hug said the mined areas pose a threat to the population.

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