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OSCE observers refuse registering Yasinovataya shelling fearing for life

25.08.16 04:40
OSCE observers refuse registering Yasinovataya shelling fearing for life

OSCE Monitoring Mission’s observers refused to go to Yasinovataya to register the bombardments carried out by the Ukrainian military, stated the Vice-Commander of the DPR People’s Militia Eduard Basurin today.

"On August 24 representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s Donetsk office refused to set off to the Yasinovataya locality to register another fact of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ use of the types of arms forbidden by the Minsk Agreements," pointed out the Vice-Commander.

He specified that as refusal there was provided the following statement:

"in the Yasinovataya locality the Mission’s patrols are exposed to the increased danger what is unacceptable."

"It is not the first time when the Monitoring Mission’s staff members refuse to carry out their direct obligations. As the reasons for which the OSCE patrols cannot arrive there were stated: the absence of due security level for the Mission’s employees, patrols’ shortage in this area or another rotation carried out by the OSCE SMM’s employees," added Basurin.

Meanwhile the situation near Yasinovataya remains tense. So, the night before the DPR Command reported that the Ukrainian army had pulled in heavy arms, armoured machinery and manpower to this front site: it was supposed that the enemy was going to take Yasinovataya under its control. Earlier, in the afternoon on August 24, the Ukrainian military at least 10 times fired at the Russian JCCC officers’ dislocation area near Yasinovataya, one of the splinters hit the building of the observing station.

DONi News Agency


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