OSCE Lost Contact with Observers in Ukraine
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says it has lost a contact with one of its monitoring teams in Ukraine.
Four monitors operating in the southeast of the country have not been accounted for since 18:00 local time (16:00 GMT) on Monday, according to the BBC.
The observers performing a routine mission.
According to a statement by the OSCE, Ukraine's government has been informed of the situation.
Last month pro-Russian rebels took seven OSCE military observers hostage, accusing them of being NATO spies. They team was later released.
The latest developments come after a day of fierce clashes in the area around Donetsk airport.
On Tuesday Kiev forces claimed they had taken full control of the airport after shootings with pro-Russian rebels.
Sources from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic alleged meanwhile that an attack on a truck carrying 30 people that had been injured in the clashes took the lives of everybody inside.
Their accounts have not been independently verified.
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ooh, nothing special.....If the ordinary people are the "legitimate targets", then why the OSCE' representatives
And the fresh "pearls" from the same notorious "spokesperson" Jen Psaki /May,27,2014/:
Q: Ukraine...Donetsk... I’m wondering if you have anything to say about that.
A [of Ms. PSAKI]: Mm-hmm...
Q: ...well, so you believe that this violence is the responsibility entirely of pro-Russian separatists? Is that – I mean, do you have any words of caution or advice of restraint to the Ukrainian Government?
Q: ....well, but there are a lot of reports that this isn’t entirely one-sided, that – and I mean, the separatists – some of the separatists leaders say that they’ve been – that the Ukrainian authorities have been shooting at civilians. But you don’t – you haven’t seen that?
A: Well, if we have concerns we will express them.
They "will express"! Halelluyah! Be happy, dear OSCE' representatives....