Observers come under fire in eastern Ukraine
Armored vehicles comes out from gate of a tank factory in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP /Sergei Chuzavkov)
MOSCOW -- A team of international observers monitoring the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine says it came under fire while inspecting a village.
No injuries were reported in the incident Sunday in Kominternove.
A statement from the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the team came under small-arms fire about midday and left the area immediately.
The village is about 20 kilometres northeast of Mariupol, a strategically key port city on the Sea of Azov held by the government.
It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the fire.
Eduard Basurin, a top official for the Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, was quoted by rebel news site DAN as saying the shots apparently came from government forces.
The government didn't immediately comment.