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OSCE calls Ukraine, Donbas militants to demine Svitlodarsk-Debaltseve road
12:35, 9 August 2017
OSCE calls Ukraine, Donbas militants to demine Svitlodarsk-Debaltseve road

Alexander Hug stressed that side can do that if they really want to

12:35, 9 August 2017

OSCE SMM Facebook

On Tuesday morning an SMM UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) spotted continued presence of anti-tank mines on the MO3 road from Svitlodarsk to Debaltseve. A few hours later mines and UXOs were removed and OSCE SMM patrol was able to travel to Debaltseve along this road. This was reported by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in Facebook.

“This is the second time in three weeks we see that the sides can clear MO3 road from mines and UXOs if they really want to,” emphasized OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug.

“It is time for the sides to fulfill commitments they made long time ago and open the MO3 road, as well as other roads in Donbas, for the civilians who cross the contact line on a daily basis,’ he said.

Related: Issue of provision of OSCE with access to Donbas raised at Minsk Talks

“It is time for the sides to demine, not move forward, disengage, and withdraw weapons,” Hug stressed.

OSCE SMM Facebook

As it was reported earlier OSCE patrol took fire trying to set camera in Donetsk region. No information on victims appeared yet.

Related: Militants detain driver and OSCE truck in Donetsk region

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