16:46 GMT04 March 2021
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    The deputy security minister of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR), Aleksander Basov, claimed that Ukrainian security services are preparing provocations against Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) observers on the Ukrainian border with Russia's Crimea.

    LUGANSK (Sputnik) — The LPR official called on OSCE observers to undertake all possible measures against provocations and adding that the security ministry has opened a hotline that can be used to inform about possible planned attacks.

    "The state security ministry of the Lugansk People's Republic has received information about provocations being prepared by Ukrainian security services on the Crimean border against international OSCE observers," Basov said.

    "We have repeatedly warned members of international missions that they have become the target of special operations by Ukrainian security services asked them to coordinate their visits to the separation line. Unfortunately, out calls have still not been heard," he said.

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