OSCE’s Hug Criticizes Ukrainian Armed Forces for Taking Back Control of Frontline Town Novoaleksandrovka

March 1, 2018
Ukrainian soldiers in Novoaleksandrovka

Ukraine Day 1472: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Alexander Hug, first chief deputy of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has criticized the Ukrainian Armed Forces for taking back control of the town of Novaleksandrovka.

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OSCE’s Hug Criticizes Ukrainian Armed Forces for Taking Back Control of Frontline Town Novoaleksandrovka

Novoaleksandrovka, screen grab from video by Ukrainian Defense Ministry 

Alexander Hug, first chief deputy of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has criticized the Ukrainian Armed Forces for taking back control of the town of Novaleksandrovka (Novooleksandrivka) in the so-called “grey zone,” Liga.net reported.

Novoaleksandrovka has been under constant fire from Russia-backed forces.¬† Hug said the move would “inevitably lead to greater violence” and cited the Mink accords agreement not to advance positions.
A video posted by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry January 31, 2018 described how Ukrainian forces too control of the town.

Ukrainian Channel 5 also had a broadcast on the subject.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick