Interfax: OSCE vehicle blown up in Luhansk region by Three Ukrainian saboteurs – LPR

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LUHANSK. April 24 (Interfax) – The militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have determined the composition of a group of saboteurs suspected of blowing up a vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission on the outskirts of the village of Pryshyb on April 23, Alexander Alexandrov, the head of the LPR Prosecutor General’s Office investigations department, told reporters on Monday.

“A hideout arranged by a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group was found by an LPR militia unit during topographic engineering work done on April 24, 2017 in the area where the OSCE SMM crew was blown up near the village of Pryshyb, 500-700 meters from the place,” Alexandrov told reporters on Monday.

“The evidence and the nature of actions indicate that the subversive group was composed of three people and was led by Maj. Serhiy Holudzyak from the 8th regiment of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The tactics of the Ukrainian group leads one to assume that it had been trained by instructors from Germany and Poland,” he said.

“The purpose of this act of sabotage is to blame the LPR defense and security structures for what happened, discredit the confidence-based relations between the OSCE SMM and the Luhansk People’s Republic, and to use it as the grounds for the Ukrainian side to invite military specialists from NATO to demine the territories controlled by Ukraine,” he said.