The residents of the city of Donbas complained to the OSCE of the Ukrainian military as pressing them to sing the Ukrainian national anthem.

According to, Oct. 19 morning the citizens of the cities of Donetsk, Ilovaysk, Yenakiyevo and Shakhtersk held a rally demanding the OSCE to monitor the checkpoints of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The protesters complained to the Head of the OSCE Office in Donetsk Olga Skripovskaya about the queues outside the checkpoints, as well as the Ukrainian military saying the latter "bully" the residents crossing the border:

- We are asked to sing the Ukrainian national anthem, and if people refuse or do not know the words, they aren’t permitted to cross the border!