The "DNR" militants did not allow the OSCE SMM patrol to the place of death of a fireman, who died in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk on August 20. This is reported in the Mission's report.
"On the morning of 21 August, a "DPR" member told the SMM by telephone that his "superiors" had instructed him not to go to the area due to "security concerns", adding that the SMM would probably not be permitted to access the area either. He also advised that the Mission not fly a UAV in the area. A Russian Federation Armed Forces officer of the JCCC told the Mission by telephone that the "DPR" had said it could not guarantee security in the area for either the SMM or the JCCC", - the report said.
In turn, the "DNR" terrorists stated with the help of controlled mass propaganda media that inspection of the OSCE SMM at the scene was disrupted by shelling of this territory by the AFU.
There is no mention of any combat activity at this time and in this place in the report of the OSCE SMM.