1 Mar 2022 09:39

All OSCE SMM monitors leaving DPR territory through Russia

DONETSK. March 1 (Interfax) - All monitors of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) are leaving the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) through the Uspenka crossing on the Russian border, a spokesperson for the DPR mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) told Interfax.

"They [OSCE SMM monitors] have already left Donetsk and are heading through the Uspenka crossing toward the Russian border. They will be further evacuated from its [Russian] territory," the spokesperson said.

It was reported earlier that the staff of the OSCE mission in Ukraine would be evacuated to Moldova for their further repatriation.