The US demands access by OSCE monitors to Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbas
The United States (US) has demanded access by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers to Crimea and Donbas, occupied by Russia.
“On May 8, five monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine were harassed and detained by armed Russia-led forces in non-government controlled eastern-Ukraine. U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe again demands that Russia and its proxies allow full and unfettered access for monitors to all of Ukraine, including Crimea,” said U.S. Mission to OSCE in a statement.
As reported previously, Russian-controlled militants detained and five observers of the SMM (Special Monitoring Mission) of OSCE and put pressure on them in the occupied Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine on May 8, 2020.