OSCE Rep Shares MH17 Moments He Will Never Forget
17 July, 2015

Hromadske had an exclusive interview with Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, about the MH17 crash, which happened a year ago in Eastern Ukraine near Hrabove, Donetsk Oblast.

"The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has two concrete tasks over it’s mandate: the first one is to report on the situation on the ground, and to make these reports available to the participating states of the OSCE, and public in general", stated Hug. "The second one is to conduct a dialogue on the ground".

The biggest challenge for the mission was to work deep within the so called Donetsk People's Republic controlled territory and to reach the crash site. There were no specific obstacles on the government side.

"When we came closer, we have seen more of the devastation, including bodies lying across the field exposed, as well as their personal belongings, that you could immediately see on the stretch of road through the the crash site", said Hug.

The mission also helped in recovering the bodies and collecting of the personal belongings of the victims.

// Video by Nataliya Gumenyuk, Illia Bezkorovainyi and Oleksandr Shpyhunov. FIlmed 07.15.2015.