OSCE said their observers were held at a separatist checkpoint for more than an hour

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission said that members of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic held their observers for more than an hour at a checkpoint near Horlivka.

"The armed members of the so-called DPR searched the SMM cars at the first checkpoint. The patrol was released after being held for 70 minutes at the checkpoints," the OSCE SMM stated in a Twitter post, published on the evening of February 10th.

The Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in Ukraine has repeatedly mentioned that their work is obstructed in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. According to the mission’s leadership, 90% of the observers’ activities are obstructed in some way.

  OSCE SMM, Ukraine