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 Patrol member died as OSCE car drove on mine in ATO zone

A vehicle of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) exploded while patrolling the occupied territories of the Donbas today, on April 23.

Most likely, the car tripped a mine near the village of Pryshyb in the Luhansk region, Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the ATO Headquarters.

The OSCE SMM confirmed on Twitter that a patrol consisting of six patrol members and two armored vehicles has been involved in a serious incident.

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''The patrol was driving in the vicinity of the village of Pryshyb, an area not controlled by the government in Luhansk region. As a result of this incident, one patrol member has died and two members have been taken to hospital for further examination,'' the statement reads.

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz‏ wrote on Twitter that responsible will be held accountable.

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''Tragic news from Ukraine: SMM patrol drove on mine. One OSCE patrol member killed, one injured. Heartfelt condolences to family of victim and SMM team. Death of colleague is a shock to whole OSCE. Hope injured monitor will recover soon,'' Kurz wrote.
 
 
 
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