: :inin Kyiv (EET)

OSCE Chief Monitor in Ukraine, reacting to incident near Marinka, demands respect for security and mandate of SMM monitors

KYIV, 17 January 2016 – The Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan condemned yesterday’s incident in which small-arms fire disrupted the work of the Mission’s monitors near Marinka in eastern Ukraine, and issued the following statement:
“We received the news that SMM monitors who were facilitating the restoration of critical infrastructure near Marinka, just south-west of Donetsk city, were exposed to small-arms fire. The incident comes just nine days after their colleagues in non-government-controlled Horlivka were removed from their vehicles and forced to the ground at gunpoint.

“Given that these monitors are unarmed; that they have …read more

Source: OSCE

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