: OSCE mission comes under fire in eastern Ukraine

15:47 May. 27, 2016

OSCE mission comes under fire in eastern Ukraine

Alexander Hug, deputy chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, seen by a school building damaged in a shelling attack on the village of Zaitseve. (Getty Images)

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.

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The incident happened near the towns of Avdiivka and Yasynuvata.

Hug added nobody from the patrol members was injured during the attack.

According to the monitoring mission deputy chief, although there are less people killed in eastern Ukraine now, "pain and suffering continue."

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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.

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