On the Western edge beyond the control of the government of Ukraine S. Courageous (Luhansk region), armed gunman was aiming a gun like AK on a patrol of the OSCE. This is stated in the report SMM OSCE on August 13.
It is reported that five members of the mission arrived to a logistics complex on the outskirts of p. Bold, where observers saw two trucks (“KAMAZ”) and 15 men, seven of them had weapons like AK. Two members of the mission got out of the car in order to meet with a representative of the armed group.
“When they are on the way to the gate passed the second truck, there stood one of the men (aged 40 to 49 years), he took up a position near the truck, roughly 4 meters away from the car, the SMM, and took off the fuse weapons like AK, which he held at waist level,” – said in the message.
The report stated that a man was watching the cars of representatives of SMM all the time that they were at the logistics complex.
“At 11:03, leaving the area, members of the patrol mission saw a man down on one knee and pointed their guns at the SMM vehicles that drove away from the scene. At that time the car was at a distance of about 5 meters from the man,” added to the SMM.
Patrol mission returned safely to base in Lugansk.
Note that the mission has repeatedly said that the militants threatened them with a weapon. Also the SMM has repeatedly stated that the obstruction of their work in the conflict area in Eastern Ukraine. April 5 uncontrolled near Kremenets in the Donetsk region the armed fighters so-called “DNR” threatened the observers of the OSCE SMM with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and not allowed to run the drone.