15:47 May. 27, 2016
Mission deputy chief says nobody was wounded
The patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission came under small arms fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday, reported Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the mission, during a video-link briefing from Donetsk region.
The incident happened near the towns of Avdiivka and Yasynuvata.
Hug added nobody from the patrol members was injured during the attack.
Hug: #OSCE SMM patrol came under small arms fire in the area of Avdiivka/Yasynuvata. Nobody injured— OSCE SMM Ukraine (@OSCE_SMM) May 27, 2016
According to the monitoring mission deputy chief, although there are less people killed in eastern Ukraine now, "pain and suffering continue."
Hug pointed out the issue of long queues at the contact line checkpoints and also reminded of landmines still posing threat for the residents of Donbas.