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 Donbas militants threaten to kill observers if they return to Bezimenne village, OSCE says

"Donetsk People's Republic" terrorists threaten to kill OSCE observers if they return to Bezimenne village, Novoazovsk district, the Donetsk region.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine and UNIAN, this was announced by the Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug at a briefing in the militant-controlled city of Donetsk.

"Just this morning, in Bezimenne down at the Sea of Azov, a 'DPR' [self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic] member threatened to kill our observers should they come to the checkpoint [he was manning] another time," Hug said. He also noted that the mission continued to struggle with conflicting demands by the so-called "DPR" and the so-called "LPR" [Luhansk People's Republic].

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According to Hug, "on the one hand they publicly criticize us for not conducting patrols, but on the other hand, they do not allow us to actually reach these locations, by denying us access to these locations." Deputy Chief OSCE SMM Monitor stressed that the OSCE's monitoring drones had again experienced "military-grade jamming."

Answering journalists' questions regarding alleged deny to the government-controlled territory by the Ukrainian party, Hug said that most cases of preventing the mission from access to territory occurred at the "DPR"-controlled areas.

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