The night before, the Ukrainian side fired representatives of the monitoring mission of the OSCE and the Russian side in the joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire and stabilization at the boundary line sides in Donbass, the deputy head of the Ministry of Defense of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Eduard Basurin stated.
‘‘Yesterday Russian representatives, in particular, Major-General Muratov, were fired from Rocket Propelled Grenades and anti-aircraft heavy machine guns at 07:15 pm in the area of Yasinovataya. The fire lasted about 15-20 minutes,’’ Interfax cites him as saying.
Eduard Basurin stressed that "the representative of the Ukrainian side in STSKK Major General Taran knew about the location of the Russian representatives.
"The OSCE mission was also fired in the area of the filter station. A mine exploded at the distance about 100 meters from the observers. After that, they left the place,’’ he added.
In general, according to the Ministry of Defense DPR, the Ukrainian military fired the territory of the self-proclaimed republic almost 70 times during the past 24 hours. In some cases they used of mortars-guns.