Before the arrival of the OSCE SMM patrol, representatives of the illegal "DNR" armed formations dug out the crater, allegedly formed as a result of shelling of mosque in Donetsk. Then the militants took the mine stabilizer out of the ground and, having cleared it, put it back with the words "This is for the OSCE to take a picture of". When the OSCE SMM arrived at the scene of the incident, they were shown the prepared crater with the mine stabilizer.
As OstroV reported, building of the mosque was damaged as a result of shelling in the north-western outskirts of occupied Donetsk in the morning of June 4. There were people in the mosque on the occasion of one of the main Muslim holidays - Eid al-Fitr. They were forced to go down to the basement. No injuries.
The information immediately appeared in social networks and was later confirmed by video that before the arrival of the OSCE SMM monitors to the mosque, "the place was completely dug up, the shank was pulled out and forced into again". Supporters of the "DNR" explain such actions by carrying out "demining". "If mine clearing is usual - then why did they again put a shank in the ground? Are some of the mines returned back when demining?!? And was this shank not brought in advance", - one commentator doubts.