Members of the OSCE mission were arrested in Donetsk and Lugansk

THE The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) announced on Saturday that members of the front-line mission in eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk had been arrested, but did not specify who the armies on the ground were doing. it.

In a statement quoted by Sky News, the organization said it was “extremely concerned that several members of the OSCE National Mission have been deprived of their liberty in Donetsk and Lugansk.”

The OSCE also adds that “it will use all available channels to ensure its release”.

The OSCE is an international organization that intervenes in conflict situations, carries out its monitoring of human rights and war crimes cases and helps to guarantee free elections.

The OSCE operation in Ukraine has been following incidents of war crimes, either in Donbass or in cities recently liberated by Ukrainian forces, where evidence of civilian massacres has been found.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, more than 2,400 Ukrainian civilians have died in the war since the Russian invasion began on 24 February. However, the UN agency warns that the actual death toll is likely to be much higher, given the high death toll in the cities bombed and besieged by the Russians and the mass graves found in the cities after the troops were removed. .

Read also: OSCE found “clear patterns” of crimes against humanity in Ukraine

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