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Six OSCE Mission Cars Burned in Donetsk

© Sputnik / Irina Geraschenko / Go to the photo bankFour of six OSCE mission cars burned in Donetsk
Four of six OSCE mission cars burned in Donetsk - Sputnik International
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Six cars used by the OSCE mission in Donetsk were gutted by fire apparently as a result of an arson attack, an Emergency Situations Ministry official of the Donetsk People’s Republic said on Sunday.

An armed man and an international observer of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) stand next a destroyed car after shelling during an OSCE inspection tour near the village of Shirokino. - Sputnik International
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“Six cars were on fire, three of them burned out completely. The local firefighters were alerted at 2.28 a.m. and an hour later the blaze was put out,” the official told RIA Novosti news agency.

The OSCE mission had earlier written on its website that four of their armored cars had been burned apparently as a result of an arson attack.

No official comment about the nighttime incident has so far been provided by the OSCE mission.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Park Inn hotel the members of the OSCE mission are staying at.

“We have provided additional protection for members of the OSCE mission and will make every effort to prevent any such incidents from happening against,” Denis Pushilin, Vice Speaker of the People Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic, told the local news agency on Sunday.

The mission has no plans to withdraw from Donetsk at this stage.

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