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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported small-arms fire close to its monitors in the "DPR"-controlled town of Yasynuvata (16km north-east of Donetsk), about 2km east of the contact line.

"At 14:08, five SMM members were standing in between the SMM's armored vehicles when they heard the hissing sound of three bullets flying west to east over their heads and saw one of the bullets land 10-15m east of the SMM. The SMM patrol immediately left the area and returned safely to its base in Donetsk city at 14:55," the OSCE SMM said in a spot report on February 3, 2018.

Read alsoOSCE monitors report about 264 explosions in Donbas in 24 hoursIt is also reported that "between 13:00 and 13:50, the SMM recorded five undetermined explosions, 11 shots of infantry fighting vehicle (BMP-2) cannon (30mm) fire and 34 bursts and shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire, all 1-2km west. Between 13:50 and 14:08, the SMM heard uncountable overlapping bursts and shots of heavy-machine-gun and small-arms fire 1-2km west," the report says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted four attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).