The OSCE mission in Ukraine has decided to limit the presence of observers in the areas of Happiness and Shirokino, where last week the inspectors came under fire, said Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission Alexander hug.
"so in the areas of observation will be revised - there will be a temporary ban," he said, reports news Agency.- But these areas will eventually be monitored, this can be done remotely."" We may be, will not hold in so many areas of time, patrols, maybe that will come and go, to understand how the situation is stable, " added the Hg.
"We are asked to observe the process and to assure, because this weapon is really allocated, - he said.- But for it to be, it will be necessary to set the mode of monitoring and verification - needed baseline information, which currently houses the weapons, where it will be allocated, how and where it will be kept "." With this information We will be able to verify whether there were weapons designated and whether they are in storage, " added Hg, noting that the number of sites for the discharge of weapons has to be limited. However, he drew attention that the OSCE mission " at the present time there is no desire to suspend the monitoring." We continuously review the rules of work after such incidents - this is standard procedure. You don't continue to work, and worked afterward as you fired, "explained the Hg, Recalling that the mission Workers" many times they come under fire and have always changed the rules, although at present the Mission has resumed in most of these areas. Deputy head of mission called such incidents where affected the lives of the observers is unacceptable." What is even more disturbing that both sides knew about our movements, and We eventually got under attack ", - he noted. Speaking about the incident in Shirokino, he admitted that until failed to establish exactly who was doing shots in observers." We saw that in the village were citizens, But We are unable to define them. It's also true that the militia has stated that none of their fighters not in the village that they passed, and the Ukrainians said that remain in their positions, he said.- So the question remains, who are these groups, I have no desire to speculate ". Also, according to his statement in the OSCE mission in Ukraine see some connection between the loss of heavy weapons from their allotment and their concentration at the contact line in Donbass." There is a certain correlation between 2 facts, But the final conclusions, We don't do that until We have confirmation that this weapon appeared again at the front line", he added. Remember, on 27 July, the OSCE monitors deployed in Shirokino two points of observation. First, the situation was calm, But then Authorized organizations began to record the exchange of fire, the fire was conducted From the North-East, North-West and South of the residential settlement. The employee of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE were injured.