According to the report, the SMM observed three compounds with high walls in separate locations in "DPR"-controlled Makiivka (11 km north-east of Donetsk) Sept. 13, which were guarded by armed men with military-type uniform. One of them was located in the populated area and two other in industrial areas. The SMM could not confirm the presence of artillery or armored vehicles inside due to high walls. The OSCE observers saw an inscription "Vostok Battalion" and a "DPR" flag at the gate of one compound.
LPR" "commander" denied the SMM's access to Zholobok village (48 km north-west of Luhansk) at a checkpoint in "LPR"-controlled Donetskyi (49 km north-west of Luhansk) on Sept. 12, citing security reasons. The SMM had to turn around.
An armed "LPR" member stopped the SMM for 20 minutes at a checkpoint in Kirovsk (50 km north-west of Luhansk) Sept. 11 and only allowed the SMM to proceed after he consulted with his "supervisor".