OSCE vehicle hit by arson in western Ukraine (VIDEO)
A marked Nissan Patrol was damaged by fire on Tuesday evening in Ivano-Frankovsk, a regional capital in western Ukraine, according to local news agency Galka.
Footage of the incident published by the outlet shows the car with its hood and interior burning as firefighters rush to extinguish the flames.
The report says witnesses saw a person in a hoodie toss some sort of incendiary device on the front of the car, setting it on fire. The suspect then fled the scene.
Police are investigating the attack, and the OSCE said it would provide further details in its next report on the situation in Ukraine.
Yest evening #OSCE SMM vehicle in Ivano-Frankivsk was set on fire. No injuries. Police is investigating. Details to follow in Spot report— OSCE SMM Ukraine (@OSCE_SMM) September 7, 2016
The OSCE mission in Ukraine is best known for monitoring the shaky ceasefire in the east of the country, where for the past two years Kiev has been waging a crackdown on rebel forces. The observers provide regular reports on violations committed by both sides of the conflict.
In addition to monitoring the situation in the east, the security organization’s personnel are deployed all across the country.