OSCE: limited access to disengagement areas in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission repeatedly informed about the danger of mines in these three areas
14:39, 3 January 2017


Special monitoring mission of the OSCE has not received full access to Pervomaisk, Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska and Petrivske-Bohdanivka areas because of the mines. This was reported by the press service of OSCE in Facebook.

"Today again there was only limited access to areas of the Pervomaisk, Zolote, Stanytsia Luhanska and Petrivske-Bohdanivka for the OSCE SMM," the statement said.

It was noted that the Ukrainian side and the representatives of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" were not able to guarantee the safety of monitoring mission members; the access was limited because of the mines.

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"The Mission is ready to monitor the situation, but requires access. The Control Center should help ensure safe access and coordinate the demining," the press service of the OSCE underlined.

Earlier it was reported that a new OSCE Chairperson Sebastian Kurz arrived in Mariupol. Kurtz together with Klimkin will visit Donbas to observe the situation.

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