19 Sep 2017 15:57

LPR expects int'l assessment of Sept 18 monument bombing in Luhansk

LUHANSK. Sept 19 (Interfax) - The militia of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has said it expects international organizations to give an appropriate assessment of the bombing of a monument to fallen paratroopers in the center of Luhansk on September 18.

"I believe that international organizations, including the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, whose office is located 600 meters from the bombing site, will offer an appropriate assessment of the fact that the monument has been destroyed as a result of Ukrainian special services' terrorist actions," LPR militia spokesman Andrei Marochko told reporters.

Failing to score any successes in the battlefield, the Ukrainian military and political leadership has decided to intensify its work to intimidate the population, he said.

The Monday bombing of the Luhansk monument to fallen paratroopers is being investigated, Marochko said.

No one was hurt in the explosion.