Staff member of the OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine, who died in April 2017, was hit by a mine planted by the Ukrainian military.
No evidence given for the Ukrainian military planting the mine.
On April 23, 2017, an OSCE patrol, being a part of the monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine, drove on a mine. The mine killed one mission member.
There have been several reports, such as the one by DW, pointing out that the incident took place in the area of Pryshyb, north-west of Luhansk, which is one of the main strongholds of the pro-Russian separatists. The separatists attributed responsibility to the Ukrainian army.
This narrative is linked to a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukrainian provocations.