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 OSCE representatives failed to monitor Oktiabrska mine because of 'DPR' militants

Self-proclaimed 'Donetsk People's Republic' threatened SMM at observation post at Oktiabrska mine.

Censor.NET reports citing the report of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine.

"At 5:45 p.m. on Oct.7, an SMM patrol visited the Oktiabrska mine ('DPR'-controlled) to inspect the SMM camera located at the site. While on the first floor of the mineshaft tower where the camera is installed, the SMM heard movement in the upper levels. The SMM identified itself several times in a loud voice in the Russian language. In response, the SMM heard a man curse in Russian from the upper levels of the mineshaft tower. After identifying itself one more time, the SMM heard the sound of a rifle being cocked and the man threatening in Russian: 'OSCE get out, or I will shoot!'," the report reads.

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The SMM immediately left the mineshaft tower and entered its vehicles. The SMM contacted a "DPR" member in Donetsk to explain the situation and ask for assistance in ensuring its secure access to the camera site, as previously agreed. After waiting for 15 minutes for a response the SMM left the area.

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