Representatives of the OSCE monitoring mission and Russia in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of issues relating to ceasefire and stabilization on the division line in Donbas have come under fire.
"An attack using rocket-propelled grenades, surface-to-air missile systems and large-caliber guns took place near Yasinovayaya at 7:15 p.m. yesterday. Representatives of Russia in the JCCC, including Major-General Muratov, came under fire during it. The attack lasted 15-20 minutes," Eduard Basurin, a senior official at the DPR Defense Ministry, told a briefing on March 6.
Basurin said that "Major-General Taran, a representative of Ukraine in the JCCC, knew about the location of the Russian representatives in the JCCC."
He said representatives of the OSCE mission also came under fire.
"An OSCE mission came under fire in the area of the filtering station. A mine exploded at a distance of 100 meters from the observers. After that, they left the place," Basurin said.
The Ukrainian military opened fire on the territory of the self-proclaimed republic a total of over seventy times in the past 24 hours, sometimes using mortars, a DPR Defense Ministry official said.
The JCCC later confirmed the attack near Yasinovayata, in which a representative f Russia in the JCC came under fire.
"We confirm the fact of the attack, in which Major-General Muratov came under fire yesterday, a JCCC official told reporters, without giving the details of the incident.
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