Donbas terrorist leaders do not let OSCE see areas with militant bases

21:47, 05 June 2016
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Leaders of terrorist organizations in Donetsk region have not let the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) visit the areas where fortified bases of the so-called "7th separate motorized rifle brigade" are located, according to spokesman for the Ukrainian presidential administration Andriy Lysenko said.

Donbas militants impede OSCE monitors' work / Screenshot from

"The command of the so-called '7th separate motorized rifle brigade' (Debaltseve) has banned the OSCE international monitors' access to the areas where [militant] fortified bases are located," Lysenko said on Sunday.

The militants continue hampering international monitors' work, which is a gross violation of the Minsk peace agreements, he said.

Read alsoOSCE considers armed police mission to Donbas amid violence escalationAs UNIAN reported earlier, an SMM patrol came under small-arms fire during a foot patrol in Avdiyivka-Yasynuvata area in Donetsk region on May 27; none of the patrol members was injured. 

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