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 OSCE accuses militants of lying: SMM received no information on "de-mining" in which eight terrorists were captured

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has accused militants of lying. It plainly said that the statements by occupants, claiming eight militants were captured during a "de-mining" that had been agreed with the OSCE, were misinformation.

Censor.NET reports citing OSCE SMM's statement.

"In response to allegations about operations on June 27 in the Shyrokyne area, allegedly conducted in agreement with or on the recommendation of the SMM, The OSCE SMM did not receive any information from the JCCC or anyone else about de-mining work or requests to monitor such work on June 27 in the area of Shyrokyne. The Mission reported its observations in the daily report available in three languages.

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"Also, the Mission did not task or suggest to any side on that day to undertake any specific operation on checking the ceasefire.

"Given the role of the OSCE SMM - in providing impartial and credible information on specific incidents and on the general security situation on the ground - the Mission urges the sides to refrain from making erroneous and deceptive statements.

"Misinformation directed towards the SMM not only potentially impairs the Mission's credibility, and hence its ability to implement its mandate, but also undermines efforts towards achieving a lasting peace.


"The SMM calls on media outlets and individual journalists to verify with the Mission any information regarding the SMM," the statement reads.

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