Incident Summary:

02/24/2017: Assailants held an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) patrol at gunpoint in Yasynuvata, Donetsk, Ukraine. There were no reported casualties, though assailants seized a drone in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Donetsk People's Republic.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE): Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-variant automatic assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Donetsk People's Republic No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors," BBC Online, February 26, 2017.
"Ukraine : Spot Report by the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine: Armed men open fire close to SMM in Yasynuvata and Pikuzy," TendersInfo - News, February 25, 2017.