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International observer in Ukraine killed in land mine

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By Euronews
International observer in Ukraine killed in land mine

<p>A member of a European security watchdog was killed in Eastern Ukraine when his vehicle drove over a land mine.</p> <p>The American was part of a monitoring mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.</p> <p>The watchdog has been trying encourage dialogue between Russia and Ukraine throughout the crisis.</p> <p>A German woman who also worked for the <span class="caps">OSCE</span> was also injured. </p> <p>Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine and separatists in the Russian-held eastern part of the country remain high .</p> <p>A 2015 ceasefire agreement is violated regularly.</p> <p>The Ukrainian military said the incident took place just after 10am local time near the small village of Pryshyb, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists.</p>