The militia fired warning shots at approaching observers of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine to the checkpoint near the village of Shyrokyne in the Donbass, said on Wednesday in the situational report.
"the 7th of April, following the East on the road E58 towards checkpoint DNR in Shirokino, the SMM observers were stopped at an improvised observation post, located on the Northern border of Shirokino. Trying to get closer to the checkpoint on foot, a member of an SMM patrol immediately heard warning shots from the machine right away, as well as shots from a semi-automatic rifle - left ", - reported in the document.
As explained by the observers, then they could negotiate passage through the checkpoint." After some dialogue, as well as search cars SMM by the DNR patrol was allowed to proceed further. Before you leave the scene of conflict, observers saw two cars drove in Shirokino at high speed, and another four left it - also at high speed. These machines, which were Authorized DND, had no license plate, " said the organization.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the incident were more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
Soon After informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire. Kiev is considering an appeal to the UN and the EU on the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass.