According to Glavnoye, the press service of the OSCE reported that on January 1st, a special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine opened an advanced patrol base in a village in Luhanskaya.
This is the eighth patrol base in the Donbass region. The Luhanskaya base is intended to expand the presence of representatives of the monitoring mission in the region Luhansk so they could quickly and more efficiently respond to various incidents in eastern Ukraine.
"Like other front line patrol bases, the Luhanskaya village base will help us to expand our capabilities for monitoring and reporting, and will contribute to lowering tensions in the east," said Alexander Hug, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE.
The OSCE Mission has established front line patrol bases in Volnovakha, Krasnoarmeysk, Svetlodarsk (Donetsk region), in Novoaydar (Luhansk region) as well as in the occupied Stakhanov (Luhansk region), Horlivka and Debaltsevo (Donetsk region).