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Plotnitsky Will Continue To Participate In The Minsk Process – Deputy Chief OSCE Monitoring Mission
9 August, 2016
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“The explosion most likely came from outside the car...most likely an explosive device was nearby then detonated,” says Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief of the OSCE's Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

Members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission team in Luhansk, whose mandate and task is to establish facts, were 500 meters away from the explosion that wounded Igor Plotnitsky, the so-called leader of the Luhansk People’s Republic.

Hug says that despite the incident, the OSCE will continue its work in the region:  “It is important to note here that the discussions that are held within the format of Minsk but also as a matter of fact in the framework of our mandate are important because the dialogue which has been established with the efforts to establish normalization and we maintain this working relationship with everyone left and right of the contact line within our mandate to establish dialogue.”  He believes that Plotnitsky will also continue to participate in the Minsk process.

Hromadske’s Josh Kovensky spoke to Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief of the OSCE's Monitoring Mission via Skype during The Sunday Show on August 7th, 2016.