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Washington Wants OSCE to Lead Investigation Into Deadly Car Blast in Ukraine

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OSCE staff member killed in car explosion in Lugansk region - Sputnik International
The US State Department said that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) should lead the probe of the car explosion in Ukraine that left one of the organization's members dead.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The OSCE should lead the investigation into an explosion that killed one of its Special Monitoring Mission members in eastern Ukraine, US Department of State acting spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday.

"We believe this should be an OSCE led investigation because we want to find out exactly what happened," Toner told reporters.

The site of the explosion of a car of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, near the village of Prishib in the Lugansk region. - Sputnik International
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Toner said the United States urged Russia to use its influence with some of the fighters in eastern Ukraine to allow the OSCE to conduct a timely and transparent investigation.

On Sunday, an OSCE monitoring mission car hit a landmine and exploded near the Pryshyb settlement in the Luhansk region, resulting in the death of a US paramedic. Two patrol members in the car were also injured.

The OSCE is currently investigating the incident.

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