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American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine after vehicle hits landmine

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An American monitor with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
It marked the first loss for the security body’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) since Europe’s only current war broke out more than three years ago.
The OSCE’s announcement about the US monitor’s death saw Kiev and the…

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