OSCE observers should have absolute and safe access to all conflict zones. The tragic incident when the SMM OSCE’s vehicle went on a landmine should be investigated and the responsible should be punished. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland claimed this as Ukrinform agency reported.
‘This incident should be investigated and the responsible should be punished. Canada summons to provide OSCE absolute, safe and barriers-free access to the whole zone affected by the conflict’, Freeland said.
According to the head of Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of Canada is struck by the incident where one of the OSCE’s monitors perished and another two were hurt. ‘Our thoughts are now with families and friends of the deceased; we also wish the injured to recover soon’, Freeland said.
As 112 International reported, the SMM OSCE’s vehicle went on a landmine near the Pryshyb village, Luhansk region on April 23. As a result, one of the OSCE’s monitors perished 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. Pro-Russian militants accused Ukrainian troops of being behind this incident, while the Ukrainian side found such prosecution unsubstantiated and provocative. Later the video from the place of explosion was released by the so-called 'National Police' of the occupied Luhansk region.