JFO commander calls on OSCE to strengthen its mission in occupied Donbas

JFO commander calls on OSCE to strengthen its mission in occupied Donbas

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Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander Oleksandr Syrsky has briefed representatives of OSCE participating states on the operational situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) and called on the OSCE to strengthen the activity of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the press service of the JFO headquarters has reported.

"Today, on May 23, in the city of Kramatorsk, a working meeting was held between Joint Forces Commander Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Syrsky and representatives of the participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. During the meeting Lieutenant-General Syrsky acquainted foreign guests with the situation and the current operational situation in the area of the Joint Forces Operation," the report reads.

It notes that Syrsky spoke about ceasefire violations by the Russian occupation troops, the shelling of populated localities, and the creation of obstacles to OSCE patrols by representatives of the Russian armed groups.

He also demonstrated evidence of the presence of Russian occupation troops on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as samples of Russian weapons found on Ukrainian territory.

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