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Militant Throws Smoke-Generating Grenade At OSCE Patrol Team In Donetsk Region

Militant Throws Smoke-Generating Grenade At OSCE Patrol Team In Donetsk Region

The Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (SMM OSCE) states that militants threw a smoke-generating grenade at the car that carried SMM members patrolling the area in Donetsk region.

This is said in the OSCE report, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, on May 17, an SMM patrol consisting of five members in two armoured vehicles was in the north-eastern outskirts of Dokuchayevsk (30km south-west of Donetsk) controlled by the so-called Donetsk People's Republic heading west behind a green military-type truck (KamAZ-4350).

The SMM patrol saw six men wearing military-style clothes on board the truck in the back of the cargo compartment.

At 13:47, when the first SMM vehicle was at a distance of 50 meters from the truck, the patrol saw one of the men on board throw an unidentified device, possibly a smoke grenade, which landed some ten meters in front of the first SMM vehicle.

The device was burning and generating white smoke.

The SMM patrol bypassed the device, eventually overtook the truck and proceeded to the nearest known safe place in Dokuchayevsk.

At 14:20, on its way back to the base, the same SMM patrol made a stop at the incident location and saw burn marks on the asphalt and on the grass next to it but did not find remnants of any device.

The reports states that the SMM returned safely to its base in Donetsk city and no SMM vehicles were damaged.

The SMM informed the Joint Center for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) about the incident.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on May 16, the OSCE recorded 180 explosions in Donetsk region and 3 in Luhansk region.

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