"LPR" militants deny OSCE SMM access in area of planned disengagement

12:55, 26 September 2016
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Russian-backed militants from the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” denied access to OSCE monitors in the area of Pervomaisk-Zolote, according to the OSCE report.

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"'LPR' deny SMM access in Pervomaisk-Zolote area. Without access, SMM can’t verify sides’ compliance with Minsk. SMM ready and able to monitor," the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

As UNIAN reported earlier, after the signing on September 21 of the Framework Decision of the Trilateral contact group on disengagement of forces on the demarcation line, the Donbas militants have continued to hamper the work of the OSCE SMM.

Read alsoDisengagement of forces in Donbas to start only after seven days of "full silence" - Framework DecisionOn September 25, the speaker of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense on the ATO Andriy Lysenko said that the militants denied access to the OSCE SMM monitors in the town of Zolote, where disengagement of forces and hardware from the contact line was planned.

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