Russian occupants let OSCE inspect ruined bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska

19:00, 26 July 2019

After two refusals, Russian invaders let the observers inspect the destroyed bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska town in the occupied Donbas. OSCE monitors observe the entry-exit procedures on both sides of the local checkpoint. The inspection took several hours.


The bridge has been the only way to enter the occupied Luhansk for a while now. It was destroyed due to military activity in spring 2015. As the Ukrainian military and the Russian occupants had their positions in this area, it was impossible to fix the bridge - until the forces were withdrawn in late June.