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 Someone wants mission stopped reporting in Donetsk, - OSCE about night arson

The fire in Donetsk bringing destruction to four OSCE armored vehicles may be caused by someone's desire to make the mission stop reporting on what is going on in Donetsk.

As reported by Censor.NET, this is stated in a mission's statement on Facebook. "At 2:25 a.m. the SMM observed several OSCE vehicles on fire in the parking lot in front of its residence in Donetsk city. Fire-fighters responded quickly and tried to extinguish the fire. As a result, four vehicles of the SMM were destroyed by the fire. Investigations are ongoing," the mission notes.

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The OSCE states it is reporting this violent attack on its civilian monitors in Donetsk just as it reports violent attacks affecting Ukrainian civilians in and around Donetsk, elsewhere in the Donetsk region and in eastern Ukraine: objectively, impartially and promptly.

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"There are, it seems, some who would like the OSCE to stop reporting on what is going on in Donetsk. There are some who believe that violent attack on civilians and their property is a justifiable means to this end," the observers say. The OSCE also claims it is the responsibility of those in effective control in Donetsk city to provide the SMM protection for its staff and property. The mission also stresses it has no plans to withdraw at this stage.

 
 
 
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