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 OSCE car blast was not accidental, but planned, - Hug

The mine that destroyed an OSCE car in the terrorist-held part of the Luhansk region was laid on purpose.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Liga, this was stated today by OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug.

According to him, what happened on Sunday was not an accident, but the result of the use of a discriminatory weapon.

He suggested that anyone using the road could trip the mine.

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Hug recalled a group of six OSCE monitors was returning from patrol in two armored vehicles.

He stressed the route they were using was the one they had traveled the day before.

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Hug said no exact data is available on what caused the explosion. Presumably, it was a land mine, he added.

The explosion was so powerful that the SUV weighing 4.5 tons was displaced some seven meters away from the blast epicenter.

The car caught fire and was completely destroyed, Hug said.

As reported, a United States national was killed in OSCE SUV blast April 23 near the village of Pryshyb in the militants-held territory of Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region. Two more monitors, nationals of Germany and the Czech Republic, were injured. The U.S. State Department said the tragedy "was inexcusable" and promised to punish the guilty.
 
 
 
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