(QHA) -

80% of OSCE employees, working in the area of Mariupol, Donetsk region, are citizens of the Russian Federation.

Adviser to the Minister of Defense for the exchange of prisoners Vasyl Budyk said on TV air, referring to the OSCE mission officer in the ATO area.

"Usually, when we get somewhere, we prepare routes, stop in some places, accommodate our group, and the accompanying persons, with whom I go. We were accommodated in the hotel "Reikartz," this is a three-star hotel in Mariupol. It so happened that we had been literally on the one floor with the so-called OSCE mission. Due to the fact that I am a citizen of Georgia, I met with one of the officers of the mission, a Georgian by birth, who has been in this mission. I understand that now I set him up, but I cannot help saying this. He said a phrase that 80% of all employees working in the OSCE mission in the sector "M" in Mariupol are Russians," Budyk said, quoted by ZN.UA.

He added that the OSCE officers, working in Mariupol, are either former or current FSB workers.

"They are very aggressive toward our military. Moreover, they reveal information about the location of our troops, literally hunt for our artillery divisions," said the Adviser.