German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked and saddened by the incident with the explosion the vehicle near the city of Lugansk, which killed one employee of the OSCE and two others were injured. About it on Twitter, writes Deutsche Welle.
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On 23 April 2017, 15:36
The telegram Merkel, quoted by RIA Novosti, says that the Chancellor is filled with grief and horror. “Affected staff members of the OSCE, among them a German citizen, we wish a speedy and full recovery”, — stated in the message.
The Russian foreign Ministry called the incident a cynical action, noting that circumstances indicate a “high probability of provocations”.
A victim of blasting of patrol car of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE was an employee of the organization. According to the Russian side, he is a U.S. citizen and employee of a medical company. In Kiev said that the victim was a British citizen. In addition, two OSCE observers were injured in Lugansk them medical assistance.
The incident occurred in the afternoon of April 23 near the village of Prishib, which in 2014 is controlled by the militia. According to the power structures of the self-proclaimed LNR, one of two cars of the OSCE SMM patrol, departed from the planned route, was blown up by a bomb. The country also argue that a car explosion was organized by the Ukrainian saboteurs.