A three-month mandate was given to the mission and the monitors were deployed at the Russian checkpoints Donetsk and Gukovo
"On the whole, we are satisfy with the work with the OSCE monitors along the Russian-Ukrainian border crossing points in Donietsk and Gukovo
. They are noting a real situation of refugees and despite the claims they are confirming the absence of the deployment of any Russian military forces.
Meanwhile, the OSCE announced extension of the mandate of its observer mission at the Russian checkpoints Gukovo
and Donetsk until Nov 23.
There were also no instances of military vehicles crossing the border in some two weeks which the observers spent at Gukovo
and Donetsk checkpoints, he added.
A mine round launched from Ukraine's territory exploded near Gukovo
checkpoint, last month, after shells exploded in the Russian city of Donetsk in Rostov Region, killing one civilian and injuring two.
"The two heads of state positively assessed the resumption of work by the Contact Group, as well as the work of the recently deployed OSCE observer mission at the Donetsk and Gukovo
checkpoints on the Russian-Ukrainian border."
Andriy Lysenko, the security spokesman, said at the Gukovo
checkpoint that his country was making attempts to get the troops back via diplomatic channels.
"The Russian side is ready for monitoring on the Russian-Ukrainian border, ready to accept Ukrainian border guards in Russia's Gukovo
and Donetsk checkpoints on the border between the two states.
"Starting from last night, protracted fighting has continued in the vicinity of the Dolzhanka and Gukovo
checkpoints (The Ukrainian army is) trying to push us away from the border and take it under control," the spokesperson told RIA Novosti, adding that fighting is particularly fierce near the town Krasniy Partizan.