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Ukraine: Suggestion of armed OSCE mission causes mass protest in Donetsk01:52

Ukraine: Suggestion of armed OSCE mission causes mass protest in Donetsk

Ukraine, Donetsk
May 23, 2016 at 19:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Donetsk on Sunday, against the idea of an armed OSCE mission in east Ukraine. The rally started in Sherbakova City Park, from where the protesters marched on the OSCE headquarters in the city centre.

The Head of Donetsk OSCE Headquarters Olga Skripovskaya said, tried to allay the crowd's fears, stating "our mission was and will remain unarmed; it will remain a monitoring mission of the OSCE."

Earlier this month the Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier suggested the deployment of armed OSCE police troops, on the condition that the change in tactics was agreed by all sides in the conflict.

Ukraine: Suggestion of armed OSCE mission causes mass protest in Donetsk01:52
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Hundreds of protesters rallied in Donetsk on Sunday, against the idea of an armed OSCE mission in east Ukraine. The rally started in Sherbakova City Park, from where the protesters marched on the OSCE headquarters in the city centre.

The Head of Donetsk OSCE Headquarters Olga Skripovskaya said, tried to allay the crowd's fears, stating "our mission was and will remain unarmed; it will remain a monitoring mission of the OSCE."

Earlier this month the Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier suggested the deployment of armed OSCE police troops, on the condition that the change in tactics was agreed by all sides in the conflict.

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