OSCE Car Blown Up Near Occupied Luhansk
23 April, 2017

An American medical worker was killed as a result of the explosion of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission vehicle in the village of Pryshyb which occurred in occupied Luhansk. This information came from RFRL citing an official representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Austria.

Two more OSCE members have been injured and taken to hospital. The OSCE patrol consisted of 6 members and 2 armoured vehicles.

At first, the so-called ‘Luhansk People's Republic’ accused the Ukrainian military for planting the land mine. They later said the the OSCE SMM's vehicle strayed from its planned route.

‘We consider the serious incident, which occurred inside territory controlled and supported by Russia and illegally armed groups, a confirmation of Moscow’s and its puppets’ attempts to intimidate the OSCE and  nullify the efforts of Ukraine and the SMM to stabilize the situation on the contact line’, - commented Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Head of OSCE, president of Ukraine and Secretary General of NATO asked to investigate explosion case in Luhansk region.

On April 7th, leaders from Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia met in Minsk to agree on resuming a "regime of silence" in Donbas, which was supposed to begin on April 1st 2017.