OSCE observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine

No casualties have been reported during the incident

OSCE said its observers came under fire in eastern Ukraine. 

No casualties have been reported during the incident, the Special Monitoring Mission said. 

“At approximately 12:00hrs on 26 November, an SMM patrol of three monitors - escorted by Ukrainian military personnel - was travelling between two Ukrainian military checkpoints (CP) - less than 2km apart - between the towns of Kirove (55km North-East of Donetsk) and Shumy (50km North-East of Donetsk),” the report said.  

“When they reached the CP near Shumy at 12.10hrs, one of the SMM monitors exited the SMM armoured vehicle.”

“Almost immediately, a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired - from a location to the South-East - impacting approximately 150 metres from the SMM vehicle. In the space of two seconds, multiple rounds of 23mm anti-aircraft ammunition were fired, impacting two to three metres from the SMM vehicle,” the report said.

“The SMM monitor - who had been standing next to the SMM vehicle - immediately entered it, at which point, it left the scene.” There were no injuries or damage sustained in the attack. The SMM monitors returned safely to their base,” it said.

First published by TASS

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