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Ukraine: US OSCE Envoy Hits Out At Russia Over Security At Donetsk Filter Station

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DONETSK, Ukraine

The Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has spoken out in strong terms to OSCE leadership about the deteriorating security situation around the Donetsk water filtration station in Eastern Ukraine, laying blame firmly at the door of Russia.

In a May 3 address to OSCE’s Permanent Council in Vienna, Harry Kaiman described “growing concern we have watched the security situation around the Donetsk Filtration Station deteriorate over the past few weeks…the conflict jeopardizes the supply of clean water, and subjects thousands to the risk of inhaling poisonous chlorine gas stored at the station”.