Russian militants aggressively demanded OSCE observers to leave area south of bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska

Militants of the terrorist organization "Luhansk People’s Republic" denied access of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) heading from Stanytsia Luhanska in the direction of occupied Luhansk.

The OSCE SMM press service told Lіga, Censor.NET reports.

The pro-Russian mercenaries behaved aggressively and insisted that the SMM observers left the area south of the bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska.

The terrorists explained their demands by the fact that the SMM observers monitoring the territory controlled by Ukraine were allegedly not authorized to be in that location.

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"The observers have just crossed the bridge from the government-controlled territory but were forced to return," the press service said.

The OSCE forward patrol base in Stanytsia Luhanska, which suspended its work in March, continues operating now. The observers record violations of cease-fire around the clock without leaving for the sights impacted by attacks only by night for security reasons.

According to the outlet, there are currently around 10 OSCE SMM observers in Stanytsia Luhanska.

The militants have recently stepped up attacks on the village. The OSCE SMM recorded more than 200 explosions in Stanytsia Luhanska over one night only.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n391444