On October 13, the Ukrainian Armed Forces seized an officer of the representative office of the Lugansk People’s Republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime Andrey Kosyak.
“The SMM received information from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and armed formations only after this event had already occurred,” the OSCE said.
The organization added that they had not witnessed the seizure. In addition, the OSCE confirmed its readiness to facilitate the establishment of a dialogue between the parties to resolve the situation.
Earlier it became known that Lugansk refused to contact Kiev after the incident. The authorities of the republic also demanded that the kidnapped citizen be returned.