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He has specified that the issue of resuming the mission’s work is currently being discussed, but noted that to do that, checkpoints and illegal arms must disappear, and working conditions must improve.
The Chairman-in-office of the OSCE Permanent Council Thomas Greminger noted that the freed observers were "physically in a good shape", however, psychological consequences might appear later, and they were receiving medical assistance.
“We are relieved that both teams are safe. Their release was unconditional, they are unharmed and in good condition,” Thomas Greminger said.
OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said this was the first similar experience in the organization’s history that had never seen such an incident before.