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Explosion occurred near OSCE SMM patrol in occupied Pikuzy 09/02/2019 14:23:19. Total views 598. Views today — 1.

An explosion occurred near the patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in occupied Pikuzy (formerly Kominternove) on September 1. This is stated in the OSCE SMM report.

On 1 September, an SMM patrol consisting of five people and two armoured vehicles was conducting an impact site assessment on Akhmatovoi Street in the north-eastern part of Pikuzy. Three members of the armed formations as well as two cameramen were also present.

"At 12:20, the SMM patrol members (three of whom were outside and two inside the vehicles) saw and heard an explosion on the road about 30m south-west (assessed as an impact). Shortly thereafter, the patrol saw a tailfin from a rocket-propelled grenade land on the road near the impact. The patrol members immediately entered the vehicles and the patrol left the area, relocating about 2.5km east of Pikuzy. While there, between 12:40 and 12:46, the SMM recorded 10 undetermined explosions at an undetermined distance in areas south-west", - the report said.

The SMM safely returned to its base in Mariupol.