The militants held off the OSCE observers to the humanitarian convoy from Russia, as the organization’s report as at March 30 shows.
“An armed man in Luhansk wearing a military-like cloth refused to grant access for the SMM patrol to the storage, where the lorry column was heading to. The column was labelled as a humanitarian assistance from Russia. The mission team left the area,” as it was noted in the report.
The representative of the OSCE informed, that the SMM team saw the lorry column consisting of ten trucks with a sign “Humanitarian assistance from Russia” in Russian language. The column was heading through the Molohvardiysk checkpoint (which is not under Ukraine’s control) and Luhansk.
According to the mission, the lorry column consisted of ten cargo vehicles, three trucks, two ambulances and two police cars.
“The SMM team saw these trucks being unloaded on the territory of the object in Luhansk. The observers saw ten men in a cloth with the Ministry of Emergency Situations insignias unloading the boxes wrapped in plastic. An armed man wearing a military cloth did not allow the SMM team to enter the object territory. Later, the witnesses saw the column moving towards southeast end of Luhansk,” the OSCE report shows.
Earlier, another ceasefire was launched at midnight on March 30, this time it is dedicated to Easter celebrations.
The representatives of the OSCE emphasized the importance of the ceasefire and the disciplinary measures to be taken if necessary. They also stressed that the refusal of offensive actions and intelligence operations, non-application of the reprisal fire and weapons withdrawal.