MOSCOW (AP) â€” A team of international observers monitoring the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine says it came under fire while inspecting a village.
No injuries were reported in the incident Sunday in Kominternove.
A statement from the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe said the team came under small-arms fire approximately midday & left the area immediately.
p>The village is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Mariupol, a strategically key port city on the Sea of Azov held by the government.
It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the fire.
Eduard Basurin, a top official for the Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, was quoted by rebel news site DAN as saying the shots apparently came from government forces.
The government didn't immediately comment.
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Source: “Associated Press”