April 24, 2017 / 9:04 AM / 6 months ago

Russia calls for investigation into death of OSCE monitor in Ukraine - RIA

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of Foreign Ministry in Moscow, December 15, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, called on Monday for an investigation to be conducted into the death of an American paramedic killed in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, the RIA news agency reported.

The paramedic, working for the European security watchdog OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine, was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation.

Ryabkov said the incident would be discussed at a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday between Lamberto Zannier, the secretary general of the OSCE, and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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