Ukraine Under Attack: Russian-backed separatists shell observers in eastern Ukraine

15:37 Aug. 21, 2016

Russian-backed separatists shell observers in eastern Ukraine

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Militants ignore monitors' markings and target the vehicle

The Russian-backed separatist forces have shelled a car belonging to Ukrainian observers from the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination group. No casualties were reported.

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That's according to the Ukrainian military press centre with reference to the chief of Ukrainian party at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Borys Kremenetskyi.

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The monitors were shelled on Friday, August 20, near the town of Svitlodarsk close to the positions of Ukraine's armed forces where they were recording the evidence of ceasefire violations in Kalynivka. According to the Centre, the militants have earlier used mortar systems banned under Minsk agreements.

Kremenetskyi said during the shelling the personnel managed to find cover and did not suffer injuries.

The incident was immediately reported to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

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