"He was engaged in espionage," – “DPR” terrorists confirm taking OSCE mission driver hostage

Militants of the terrorist organization “Donetsk People’s Republic” have acknowledged that they are holding an OSCE member prisoner.

The statement was published on one of the websites of the terrorist organization, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

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"A Donetsk resident, a member of the OSCE was arrested by the DPR border service on the border with the LPR and taken to the investigative branch of the MGB DPR (the so called "Ministry for State Security of the Donetsk People's Republic" - Ed.) in early June. The person has been charged of espionage, arrested and is held in one of the prisons as of now. The OSCE has entered into negotiations with the DPR for the person's release," the statement reads.

The militants allege that the OSCE member has been submitting information on location of "DPR" militants to Ukraine's security agencies.

They also do not conceal the fact that "the degree of the person's guilt" was established during the interrogation.

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In particular, the militants claim that more than 25 "DPR" servicemen" were killed, and four tanks, two Grad multiple rocket launchers, and one self-propelled gun were destroyed by the artillery strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine due to information submitted by the OSCE employee.

Earlier, the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Luhansk region reported the OSCE mission driver missing on Tuesday, June 7.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n392391