The OSCE mission in Donbass [© Rossa Primavera News Agency]
The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will try to protect the OSCE from provocations by the Kiev authorities. This statement was made by Aleksandr Zakharchenko on April 23 after two cars were blown up on an antitank mine, Donetsk News Agency reports.
“We have always said that the mission’s security is one our top priorities. Though we cannot prevent all aggressive actions from the Ukrainian side,” states Zakharchenko. “We are ready to take additional steps to provide the OSCE mission with security.”
Also, Aleksandr Zakharchenko told that Kiev authorities have been trying for a long time to “pull a third force into the conflict” to use it later for provocations on an international level.
“These attempts to pull a third force into the conflict have failed, and Kiev has hit foreigners from the OSCE mission. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian side was successful in their provocation,” the Head of the Republic summarized.
Two cars exploded on 23 April; one officer from the OSCE mission died, and three were wounded.
Update: On the same evening, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko stressed the need for the deployment of UN peacekeepers to the Donbass region during telephone talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; a transcript of the talks was published on the Ukrainian President’s website on 23 April. This information confirms the DPR leader’s concerns over Kiev’s attempts to “pull a third force into the conflict” in Donbass.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency