OSCE observers report about “Cargo 200” van heading to Russia

An OSCE observer team (OT) has reported about a “Cargo 200” van they saw crossing the Ukrainian-Russian border, according to an OSCE weekly report.

“On October 20 at 18:40hrs the OT observed a van arriving at the BCP [Border Crossing Point] from the Ukraine side with two men dressed in civilian clothes on board. “Cargo 200″ was written in Russian on the inside of the windshield. It remained at the BCP for 15 minutes and crossed the border to the Russian Federation,” the OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk said in a weekly update based on information as of October 27, 2015.

“The OT could not ascertain whether there was a coffin on board or not,” it said.

On October 24 at 14:20hrs the OT observed a hearse cross the border from Ukraine to the Russian Federation and return 15 minutes later. “The vehicle was registered in Ukraine and had two persons on board. However, the OT could not ascertain whether there was a coffin on board while crossing to the both sides,” the update added.

During the reporting week, the OTs observed one ambulance crossing the border from Ukraine to the Russian Federation through the Gukovo BCP. The OTs also said they observed two ambulances at the Donetsk BCP during the reporting week. “The OTs could not ascertain whether there was any injured person inside any of these ambulances or not,” it said.

OSCE observers reported about “Cargo 200” vans at the Ukrainian-Russian border in September and two cases alone were reported early in October.

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