Russian-backed militants of the self-styled ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ in east Ukraine banned OSCE SMM access from Stanitsa Luhanska to occupied Luhansk, OSCE press service informed, liga.net reports.
‘The OSCE observers have barely managed to cross a bridge leaving Ukraine’s government-held territories, but were forced to turn back’, - OSCE informed.
The observers added, that the militants were very aggressive and demanded that the mission leave the territories to the south from the bridge.
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The militants stated, they don’t want to see OSCE Special Monitoring Mission on occupied territories.