Donetsk, Feb 11 - DAN. The OSCE Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has not revised the methods of its work in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics following protests in front of their offices last autumn, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said at a press conference on Friday.
“A part of the demands by those who railed near the offices (in the DPR and the LPR - eds Donetsk News Agency) urged the OSCE to drop double standards and record each strike by Ukrainian forces, each hardware presence, use of prohibited weapons and Ukrainian drones,” Pushilin said.
“It appears that no major changes have occurred since those rallies,” he said answering DAN’s question on whether the OSCE work had improved.
The issue of the release from captivity of LPR monitor at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Andrey Kosyak has not been resolved since his capture by Ukrainian gunmen on October 13, he added.
On October 13, Ukrainian forces took Kosyak prisoner during the works to clear the road to the Pervomaisk-Zolotoye crossing point, coordinated with Ukraine at the JCCC. It caused protests against OSCE inaction, in front of the Special Monitoring Mission office in Donetsk which lasted for several weeks. Rallies were also held in Gorlovka and Lugansk. *jk