: Hostile locals in occupied Horlivka confront OSCE monitors (video)

20:03 Jul. 11, 2016

Hostile locals in occupied Horlivka confront OSCE monitors (video)


Horlivka residents filmed trying to block observers' vehicles

Nearly 20 agitated residents of the militant-occupied Horlivka in Donbas attacked an OSCE special monitoring mission patrol, demanding that officials "stop the shelling and help the people."

At first, the locals attempted to engage in a conversation with one of the monitors, but failed to reach an understanding due to language barriers.

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As the monitors tried to leave the scene, local residents were seen blocking their vehicles, with one man calling for the OSCE SMM officers to "get out of the vehicles" so that the residents "could at least sell them and earn some money."

There were also threats to damage the patrol vehicles.

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At the time of publication, the OSCE SMM has not released an official comment regarding the incident.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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