International monitors shot at in east Ukraine: OSCE

Pro-Russian militants fire their Kalachnikov asssault rifles near an tank taken from Ukrainian forces during fighting in August, as they test fire in an open field, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk, some 40 kms east of Donetsk, on Nov 18 201
Pro-Russian militants fire their Kalachnikov asssault rifles near an tank taken from Ukrainian forces during fighting in August, as they test fire in an open field, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Ilovaisk, some 40 kms east of Donetsk, on Nov 18 2014. A convoy of international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was shot at by "uniformed personnel" in east Ukraine, the organisation said Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (AFP) - A convoy of international monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was shot at by "uniformed personnel" in east Ukraine, the organisation said Thursday.

The OSCE said that a uniformed man on the back of flat-bed cargo truck fired two shots in the direction of their vehicles as they were driving on Wednesday afternoon near the government-held town of Mariinka, some 15km west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

"The bullets struck about two metres from the second OSCE vehicle," the statement said.