Militants do not let Donbas residents move freely to and from village – OSCE

14:40, 06 June 2016
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The Russian-backed mercenaries restricted movement to and from the village of Novooleksandrivka due to security concerns, the press service of the OSCE mission reports.

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"The SMM continued to monitor the situation of civilians living near the contact line. In Novooleksandrivka (60km west of Luhansk) the SMM spoke to several residents who complained about the inability to move freely to and from the village. Their main concern for was the limited availability of food or medicine," the OSCE SMM said in an update based on information received as of 19:30 local time on June 1, 2016.

"An "LPR" member at a checkpoint located near "LPR"-controlled Marivka (67km north-west of Luhansk) told the SMM that, upon his supervisor's decision, movement to and from Novooleksandrivka was restricted due to security concerns, without giving further explanation," the report says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, OSCE monitors have been told by Donetsk residents that armed men from the so-called “DPR” were using the roofs of their buildings to fire weapons, according to Deputy Chief of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas Alexander Hug.

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