Incident Summary:

06/20/2017: Assailants opened fired on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) vehicles in Yasynuvata, Donetsk, Ukraine. There were no reported casualties 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) Armed Assault
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 Vehicles
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Machine guns 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 Unknown
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
"Washington - US slams Russian intimidation of OSCE in Ukraine," AFP (North European Service), June 22, 2017.
"Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine agreed for harvesting period," ICTV, June 21, 2017.
"Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Condemns Attack on OSCE Patrol in Donbas 20 June," Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, June 22, 2017.