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 Russian terrorists deny OSCE observers access to several occupied villages in Luhansk region

Militants banned OSCE observers from visiting several occupied towns and villages in the Luhansk region.

Censor.NET reports citing the latest update by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, based on information received as of 7:30 p.m., April 24, 2016.

The report reads: " On 23 April, at a border crossing point in Verkhnioherasymivka, "LPR" members asked the SMM to leave the area immediately, citing orders from their "superiors". The SMM informed the JCCC. On 24 April, in "LPR"-controlled Nyzhnia Herasymivka (59km south-east of Luhansk), three "LPR" members, arriving from the direction of "LPR"-controlled Izvaryne (52km south-east of Luhansk) in a white jeep (Niva) with Russian Federation licence plates, asked the SMM to leave the area. The SMM informed the JCCC.

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"On 23 April, after aforementioned denial of access in Verkhnoharasymivka, "LPR" members escorted the SMM back to "LPR"-controlled Krasnodon (43km south-east of Luhansk). On 24 April, after aforementioned denial of access in "LPR"-controlled Nyzhnia Herasymivka, armed "LPR" members insisted on escorting the SMM up to Izvaryne-Vlasivka junction (53km south-east of Luhansk)."
 
 
 
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