The organization tweeted that two armored vehicles and six patrol members were involved in the incident. A Ukrainian foreign ministry official said the team was patrolling “the separatist-held village of Pryshyb in the Luhansk region when the vehicle is believed to have struck a mine and exploded,” according to an RFE/RLT report.
Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian foreign minister and OSCE’s chairman for Europe, tweeted that a thorough investigation is needed and those responsible will be held to account. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also called for an investigation.
“Safety & freedom of movement must be maintained,” Stoltenberg tweeted.
“This is the only way to find a resolution to the conflict,” Ayrault said.