During a briefing on Friday, the ministry's information policy department director Yevhen Perebyinis announced:
"In Donetsk region communication has been lost with members of the OSCE military verification mission ... According to preliminary reports, they could be captured by terrorists."
On Thursday, OSCE published an update from monitors in Donetsk region, stating that "The overall security situation ... remained tense. Occupation of state institutions was ongoing throughout the region."