Secretary of Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that the main purpose of an arson of cars observation mission of the OSCE in Donetsk was the intention of the militia to "remove" the international observers from the territory of Donbass.
first it claimed that on the night Sunday near of Donetsk, where the OSCE observers, burned several armored vehicles of the mission. The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk national Republic (DND) has not ruled version of the burning cars saboteurs to provocations.
"The main goal of Russia is to remove international observers to the occupied territories to uncontrolled fire on the territory of Ukraine and to prepare their armed forces for offensive operations," Turchynov said on Sunday.
"Thus, the Russian Federation and its affiliated terrorist groups in the Donbas are doing everything to thwart the possibility of resolving a conflict peacefully," are his words on.
Plenipotentiary representative of the DND on the negotiations of the contact group in Minsk Denis Pushilin have said before, that the provocation addressed to the workers of the OSCE was aimed at curtailing the work of the mission in the Donbass. According to him, today the Ukrainian security forces from active combat constrains only the presence of observers in the field. He drew attention that the authorities DND " extremely disadvantageous it would be the expulsion out of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE."
Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission Alexander hug said Last news that the OSCE has no plans to withdraw observer mission from Donetsk after the incident with the burned cars, but SMM will re-check security measures.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the incident were more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the incident.