Russian envoy says OSCE was "irresponsible" in sending monitors to Ukraine

by Reuters
Monday, 28 April 2014 15:06 GMT

VIENNA, April 28 (Reuters) - A senior Russian diplomat said on Monday the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) had been "extremely irresponsible" in sending military monitors to eastern Ukraine.

Andrey Kelin, Moscow's ambassador to the OSCE), said however that it would be a good step towards easing the conflict to release the seven monitors, who are being held by pro-Russian rebels.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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