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VIENNA, January 14. /TASS/. The Ukrainian conflict sides should immediately return to the negotiating table and stop violence, Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in a statement posted on the OSCE website on Wednesday.
He also condemned the shelling of a civilian bus that caused casualties in Volnovakha, eastern Ukraine. A total of 12 civilians were killed and another 16 injured in the incident. “I condemn in the strongest terms this attack on innocent passengers. I am appalled by this incident and its tragic outcome, and express my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims,” Dacic said.
“This incident comes as the situation in the east of the country has significantly deteriorated and I call on all sides to immediately halt the use of force, exercise restraint, return to the negotiating table and implement both the letter and the spirit of the Minsk documents,” the statement says.
“I am following the situation closely through reports from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, and I urge all sides to allow for the safe and unhindered access of OSCE monitors to all areas so that they can do their job,” Dacic said.
The passenger bus that was on the route from Donetsk to Zlatoustovka came under fire on January 13. The Donetsk - Mariupol highway was closed for passenger transport vehicles after the incident.