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Hug reminded of the need to give the OSCE mission access to the occupied territory and asked not to pay attention to Zakharchenko’s words 09/20/2016 14:21:02. Total views 915. Views today — 0.

Deputy Head of the OSCE SMM Alexander Hug reminded the leader of the "DPR" that most of the access limitations for international observers took place on the occupied territory. A.Hug said that today at the briefing in Mariupol.

Hug said that he had reminded the leader of the “DPR” yesterday that most of the access limitations for the OSCE SMM had taken place on the territory controlled by the rebels.

"The biggest challenge is access to the territory, where most of the limitations take place on the territory not controlled by the government (of Ukraine - ed)," - he said.

According to him, the limitations relate to denial of access or conditional access - allowed to visit some territory or access delays. He also said that sometimes some of the limitations were associated with security issues.

Mr. Hug refused to comment on the statement of the leader of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko who reported that he had held a meeting with a representative of the OSCE SMM "in a warm, friendly atmosphere".

"His (Zakharchenko’s – OstroV) comments after our meetings is not the subject of the comments from our side. Any speculative comments that can be given either by him or his entourage are not subject to our comments," - he said

As previously reported, the leader of the "DPR" A.Zaharchenko said that he had held a meeting with A. Hug "in a warm, friendly atmosphere" on September 19th and gave "a number of proposals to ensure the safety of members of the OSCE mission on the territory of the DPR."