OSCE SMM Head Apakan goes to Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The visit takes place after the death of OSCE monitor on the territory controlled by militants in Luhansk region
21:04, 24 April 2017


Ertugrul Apakan, the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, went to Donbas with the delegation. This was reported by Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, during the press conference, according to UNIAN agency.

"I can confirm that Ambassador Apakan and our delegation are on its way to Eastern Ukraine. A number of actions to be taken by this delegation is to be determined by Ambassador Apakan," he noted.

As 112 International reported, the SMM OSCE’s vehicle went on a land mine nearby the Prishib village, Luhansk region on April 23. One of the OSCE’s monitors perished in the accident and another two were hurt. According to the Ukrainian side of JCCC, during the mentioned period the cease-fire regime was observed by both the Ukrainian government troops and the Russia-backed militants.

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