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Separatists end week-long blockade of hotel housing OSCE in Donetsk, - Reuters

Source : 112 Ukraine

Late on Saturday, a Reuters witness noticed the protesters dismantling tents pitched outdoors the Park Inn hotel in town centre and noticed OSCE displays strolling out of the constructing
11:57, 24 October 2021

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On Saturday, Russian-backed separatists ended a protest outside a hotel in eastern Ukraine housing monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). It is reported by Reuters.

They had been confined to their hotel in the separatist-held metropolis of Donetsk for greater than per week and needed to droop their patrolling mission.

Late on Saturday, a Reuters witness noticed the protesters dismantling tents pitched outdoors the Park Inn hotel in town centre and noticed OSCE displays strolling out of the constructing.

Related: OSCE chairperson urges to unblock SMM work in Donbas

One of the protesters on the scene, who didn’t present her title, cited the worsening Covid-19 state of affairs as a cause the protest had ended.

The overseas minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Natalya Nikonorova, mentioned the protesters had ended the blockade forward of ban public occasions that comes into drive on Monday as a result of pandemic.

“Starting from Monday, the protest will be illegal,” Nikonorova advised Reuters by cellphone.

As we reported, the Organization for Security and Cooperation on Europe suspended its monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine following protests near its headquarters in separatist-controlled Donetsk. About 200 pro-Russian protesters confronted OSCE monitors on Saturday to demand the release of a rebel officer captured by the Ukrainian military last week.

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