OSCE monitors led by Hug to travel along highway to Debaltseve
A group of monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (OSCE SMM), led by Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug, will travel along the M-03 highway from Svitlodarsk to Debaltseve on Monday.
"Today Hug and other OSCE monitors will use M03 road (Svitlodarsk-Debaltseve). Roads are for civilians. SMM freedom of movement must be respected," the mission said on Twitter on Monday.
The so-called Svitlodarsk Bulge is a section of the contact line between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the militants near the border between the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, about 20 kilometers away from Debaltseve, Horlivka, and Vuhlehirsk. Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) have repeatedly shelled this section.