OSCE observers Tuesday were admitted to a controlled LNR the border of Ukraine and Russia, says the report of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE, published on the night of Thursday.
"Authorized SMM visited the crossing point international boundary between Ukraine and the Russian Federation in a controlled so-called LNR Chervonopartizansk (68 kilometers South-East from Lugansk). The SMM observed a queue of an estimated 50 private cars, mainly With Ukrainian registration numbers, in anticipation of the transition in the Russian Federation ", — cites the text of the report, RIA " Novosti ".
Deputy head of the OSCE special monitoring mission Alexander hug said in October that the observers were consistently denied access to the international border on LPR-controlled territory. In October a meeting of Hg With the guide LNR addressed the issue of access to the border, and the OSCE have raised hopes that the issue will be resolved. At a press conference in Vienna on 4 November, the SMM head Ertugrul Apakan also expressed optimism on the matter." I have to say that our ability to observe in this area (border) in recent months has improved. We are experiencing some difficulties and expected steps from the leadership of LC in this issue and continue our discussions ", — said the head of the mission. In the regular report, published on the night of Thursday, also says a few cases of prohibitions to the movement of authorized observers from all sides of the conflict. The report documents two cases of denial of access SMM from the soldiers of Ukraine, two cases of refusal of authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic. Also refers to the case when Authorized in Kirovsk LNR wanted to get from SMM to present their own patrol plan, and Authorized military strength of Ukraine to Dzerzhinsk stopped a car SMM, and also checking whether the patrol of the Russian Observers. After inspection, the patrol was missed. The mandate of the OSCE SMM provides full access to observers throughout the territory of Ukraine. Thursday DPR reported that controlled by the Kyiv military opened fire from mortars at an electrical substation in the village Staromikhaylovk. The intelligence DND, continues to commit fresh positions of heavy weapons Ukrainian security forces near the contact line in the Donbass. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and Observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process occurs in stages. Order challenge: at 1st turn, – the part of the line of contact in the LNR, including Lugansk (sector "North" ), then – the remaining part of the front, including DNR (sector South ). Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine more than 8 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health, 1, 5 million people became internally displaced.