: :inin Kyiv (EET)

OSCE observers admit to carrying armed militants in their car


The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMMU) has officially acknowledged that OSCE mission employees in Donetsk region were transporting pro-Russian terrorists in their car and confirmed that this fact is a breach of the organization’s internal security regulations, according to a statement posted on the OSCE website.
Earlier media reports said that two militants had easily got into an OSCE car. This case was broadcasted by Russia’s First Channel, TSN reported.
“The SMMU regrets the incident where two uniformed individuals boarded our vehicle. We have also undertaken all measures to prevent such a regrettable incident from occurring again,” reads the statement.
The report also says that in the town of Soledar, Donetsk region, the SMM noticed that one Russian military officer was wearing an OSCE patch on his uniform, as well as carrying an ID card with the OSCE logo.
The incident occurred on October 2 at the Joint Coordination Center for Ceasefire Monitoring.
“The SMM made the necessary demarches in response to this unauthorized use of OSCE insignia,” the report says.

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