Donetsk, Jan 18 - DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination has expressed gratitude to the OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine for working in the Strirol plant area in the recent days.

Earlier, the SMM said that “on January 16 and 17 it followed up on the reports on a possible ammonia leak at the plant in Gorlovka.”

“The SMM observed a calm situation there and will continue to follow up on the information,” it said.

“We’re thankful to the Mission for immediate monitoring of the situation,” the DPR Office said reminding that on January 15, Ukraine disseminated information alleging a leak of poisonous chemicals in the plant area.”

 The Ukrainian yellow mass copied the report without presenting any facts or evidence of the accident.

“We urge Ukraine to stop speculations on the chemical topic” in order not to mislead the international community and not to threaten the local population,” the DPR Office at the JCCC said. *jk