On Saturday, April 9th, OSCE observers came under fire on territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities in Zaitseve (Donetsk region), according to the Special Monitoring Mission’s report. No one was injured in the attack.
The patrol, consisting of five OSCE monitors in two armored vehicles, as well as the Ukrainian representative of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire (STSKK), heard an explosion at 12:52 pm, most likely caused by an 82-mm mortar or gun, at a distance of 100 or 200 meters from the position of the SMM.
“Within the next two seconds, small-arms shots were fired towards the SMM position coming approximately from the same direction of the impact. The SMM heard at least three-four bullets flying one-two metres above their heads. The SMM immediately took cover behind the vehicles, and then got inside them and left the location. No SMM members were hurt or vehicles damaged. The patrol returned safely to its base in Svitlodarsk at 16:00,” the OSCE’s statement read.