Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
27th December, 2015
The Ukrainian side of the Joint Center of Control and Coordination of Questions of Ceasefire and stabilization of demarcation line of the parties in cooperation with the headquarters of anti-terrorist operation foiled another attempt by Russian mercenaries to discredit the Ukrainian Armed Forces and our nation as a whole. On December 26th, the representatives of the Ukrainian side of SCCC appealed to the leadership of the Donetsk office of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE with a request to grant permission for the patrol Mission to pass an inspection order, under the protection of the armed guard, of fighters from the armed militias from the opposition on the route to Kominternovo — Water.
However, according to available information, the Pro-Russian terrorists tried to steer the OSCE SMM patrol into an ambush, and were disguised in the form of so-called servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces. The bandits were planning to bombard and destroy the representatives of the Mission, accusing the Ukrainian military of violating the Minsk agreements and the inability of Ukraine to ensure appropriate conditions for the implementation of the OSCE special monitoring mission and its functions under the given mandate.