The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has received 20 armored vehicles from the European Union to monitor the situation in the east of Ukraine, the OSCE office reports.

It is noted that the total cost of the armored Mercedes cars stands at EUR 685,000.

Ertugrul Apakan, Chairman of the SMM, believes that these cars will help to protect the observers in Donbas.

Now, the fleet of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine consists of 182 armored and 132 non-armored cars.

Photo: website of the OSCE CMM to Ukraine