OSCE observer is wounded from counter-fire while observing separatist militia firing a mortar at Ukrainian forces.

OSCE cars with separatist gunmanIn the latest incident which will further damage the reputation of the OSCE, an OSCE monitor is reported to have been wounded while near to a separatist mortar team which was in action against Ukrainian positions.

On December 1st  the InformNapalm group received a message from insiders that in Donetsk a representative of the OSCE mission was wounded by Ukrainian artillery counter-fire.  Approximately ten separatist militia were killed in the same incident. The incident occurred near the ventilation shaft of the Cheluskintsiv mine between the Petrovs’kyi district of Donetsk and Staromykhailivka. InformNapalm however decided not to rush with distribution of this information and first checked confirmed the information with other sources.

Separatists photographed getting into OSCE vehicle

Separatists photographed getting into OSCE vehicle

In the light of this new evidence it appears there is a strong case that some members of the OSCE mission are co-operating with pro-Russian militias. The OSCE has been harshly criticized in the recent past when photographs emerged showing OSCE vehicles being used to transport separatist forces, and OSCE monitors in comradely poses with separatists. Most recently the OSCE has  been severely criticized in Ukraine and in the western media for failing to notice a huge amount of Russian military activity in the areas they are monitoring. The fact that many OSCE monitors are Russian leaves the OSCE reputation of impartiality, at least in the field, in severe doubt. This situation endangers the whole monitoring mission.

The information received about the event is as follows: While two  terrorists mortar teams were firing  their 120-mm mortars on positions of Ukrainian forces in Krasnohorivka , two  cars with representatives of OSCE were parked near to them.  However when the Ukrainians return fire the explosions killed ten separatist milita and wounded the representative of the OSCE.   The return defensive fire is not contradicting the Minsk agreement and cannot be considered as a violation of the ‘ceasefire’. Earlier today the Ukrainian ATO centre confirmed the shelling of Krasnohorivka.

The severity of wounds of the OSCE monitor is unknown.

This event raises some serious questions. Firstly the incident in question occurred on the 1st December and should have therefore already have been reported by the OSCE.  This has not occurred. Secondly what were the OSCE representatives doing parked next to a firing position of the terrorist, and why and why was this not immediately recorded and radioed in? All of these issues suggest that the monitors were not acting as impartial peace monitors and facilitating the ceasefire, but at a minimum have been covering up separatist transgressions of the ceasefire.

We can give the coordinates of the position from which the terrorist were shelling and where return volley came. More information will no doubt emerge from our sources in the near future.

The coordinates on snapshot:

OSCE koordynaty



Original : https://informnapalm.org/3627-osce-terror-donetsk/

Who is behind the shooting of Donetsk citizens? What is the OSCE role?

“On the 12th of November, Ukrainian artillery shelled Petrovskiy district of Donetsk,” says Russian propaganda source LifeNews (http://lifenews.ru/news/144859).


InformNapalm team decided to conduct its independent investigation of this incident and establish the reliability of the information reported by the Russian journalists.

Yesterday, 12.11.14, local residents did hear 18 explosions. The majority of the shells hit the village of the Chekist mine. In our conversations with the locals we learned that the shells came from three directions. Ukrainian conventional artillery was firing from Krasnohorivka. It was returning fire to the terrorists’ firing positions at the stadium near Markin Street. Several shells fell west of that location into a tree grove. Now the important part: in addition to the conventional artillery fire, two more launching positions MRLS were observed, and they have no connection to the Ukrainian side. The launches were made from the territory of Abakumova mine and from Tekstilschik district of Donetsk, specifically Donetsk Industrial Pedagogic College.

It would appear there’s no proof of that, however, the witnesses confirmed verbally that OSCE representatives refused to document the existence of a Grad rocket that broke through the roof and got stuck in the stove inside the house at 1 Chekistov Street. The rocket did not explode. The direction of the launch can be seen on this screenshot.



If we follow the line of the launch we will see that there are no positions of the Ukrainian Army or ATO forces.

Also, we would like to point out that the OSCE SMM, specifically its objectivity and national composition, has been questioned more frequently in the recent days by public figures and officials. European MP Jacek Emil Saryusz-Wolski commented on this in particular: http://www.eurointegration.com.ua/news/2014/11/13/7027759/.


We hope that OSCE representatives will conduct another, more objective investigation. Otherwise we would have to conclude that the tragedy at School 63 was not just a cynical terrorist attack by the militants, but the result of coordinated work of DPR and OSCE SMM representatives recruited by Russian intelligence.

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Translated by Eugenia Zlamanuk

Edited by Max Alginin