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MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. Members of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine continue being intimidated, the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Wednesday, commenting on reports on Kiev’s ceasefire violations over the past week.
"In their turn, representatives of the Russian Armed Forces have convinced the OSCE SMM to continue their activity in Ukraine despite the attempts to intimidate their staff [arson attack on cars, refusal of Ukrainian forces to allow access to weapons storage facilities]," the ministry said.
Three armored cars of the special monitoring mission were destroyed overnight to August 9 and four other vehicles were damaged "presumably as a result of arson," the OSCE SMM said.
The ministry notes that the Ukrainian authorities continue carrying out a targeted smear campaign against the self-proclaimes Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and also on discrediting the OSCE SMM activity in the region.