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Germany increases its presence in OSCE mission in Donbas
16:38, 21 June 2017
Germany increases its presence in OSCE mission in Donbas

The number of German observers will grow from 1 to 10 people

16:38, 21 June 2017

OSCE

Germany decided to increase its police personnel by 10 times within the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in the east of Ukraine. Such decision was made by the government, reports Ukrinform.

“To increase the number of policemen from 1 to 10 people,” the government decision states. This decision does not have to be approved by the deputies of the Bundestag.

None of the German policemen will take part in the raids, they will act as advisers.

At the moment, the OSCE mission has 28 civilian observers from Germany. One of them was wounded in April this year as a result of a mine that exploded near the observers’ car in Luhansk area.

Related: OSCE reports violent attack on SMM in “DPR”-controlled area

Earlier it was reported that a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group began in Minsk. This was reported in Facebook by the spokesperson of the representative of Ukraine in the Leonid Kuchma's group Darka Olifer.

Related: Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirm yesterday’s attack on OSCE observers

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