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Donbas: Ukraine to insist that positions of militants are inspected simultaneously with Ukrainian ones, – official

08:03, 21 September 2020 – Source : 112 Ukraine There are dozens of violations of Minsk agreements, allowed by Russian mercenaries, Leonid Kravchuk says. Ukraine will be insisting that inspections of the Ukrainian military positions were conducted simultaneously with the checks of those held by Russian mercenaries. Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine and the head of the Ukrainian delegation

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Putin recognizes presidential elections in Belarus

Putin believes that the OSCE decided in advance to abandon election observation Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the elections in Belarus and called them valid. He stated this in an interview with the Russia-1 TV channel, Interfax reports. “We proceed from the assumption that the elections took place. I did it right away. We recognized their legitimacy. I congratulated Alexander

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov unhappy with OSCE SMM’s performance in Ukraine

The minister claims the mission “pays insufficient attention” to its mandate. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is unhappy with the performance of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. “As for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, we actively support this mechanism, which has a clear mandate to work throughout Ukraine, not only in Donbas, but also in other

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Sweden calls political solution to conflict in Donbas its priority for 2021 OSCE chairmanship

22:20, 16 July 2020 – UNIAN Sweden will take over the OSCE Chair from Albania on January 1, 2021 with Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde serving as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Sweden has called a sustainable political solution to the conflict in Donbas its priority for the 2021 OSCE chairmanship. “As Chair we will continue to build on the dedicated

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Kyiv: LPR and DPR representatives are invited to Donbas talks by OSCE

Representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are invited to the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group by the OSCE, said Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov, as quoted by Novyny Donbasu. “The OSCE invites them. They think they have the right to represent the territories, and I don’t think so, we don’t

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Ukraine: OSCE SMM patrol came under fire near Berezivske

23:19, 16 May 2020 No one was injured in the incident. The patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was shelled in the occupied territory of Donbas. OSCE press service reported this. It is reported that on 15 May, an SMM patrol comprising six members and two vehicles was positioned on the south-western edge of Berezivske (non-government-controlled, 53km north-west of Luhansk) to monitor adherence

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Putin has “no other choice but to withdraw from eastern Ukraine and Crimea” – Ukraine’s foreign minister

23:20, 09 April 2020 Kuleba says Ukraine’s policy toward the settlement of the armed conflict in Donbas remains unchanged – Russia is a party to that conflict. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has expressed confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no other choice but to leave Donbas and Crimea alone. His comments came during an online discussion hosted by

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Russia-led forces use banned 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions on Sunday

21:59, 22 March 2020 No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported today. Russia-led forces mounted one attack on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday, having used proscribed weapons. In particular, they lobbed five 82mm mortar shells to attack Ukrainian troops deployed near the village of Vodiane in the Skhid (East) sector, the press center of Ukraine’s Joint Forces

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OSCE creates advisory council for solving situation in Donbas

According to OSCE Special Representative Heidi Grau, the council’s tasks will be developing policy recommendations within its competence The contact group has agreed to set up an advisory council in order to come up with proposals for a political settlement of the Donbas conflict, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine Heidi Grau informed about it on Wednesday, RIA-Novosti reports.

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister on Russian aggression in Donbas: “Devastation and suffering”

Sweden’s OSCE chairpersonship is scheduled for 2021 Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde says that during her recent visit to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, she has seen “devastation and suffering” as a result of Russian aggression. “At the bridge over the contact line at Stanytsia Luhanska in eastern Ukraine,” she said on Twitter on March 3. “The Russian aggression has

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Minsk pact on Ukraine ‘must be implemented’ to ‘build trust,’ PM of Albania, who also holds OSCE chair, tells RT

This article contains BS from a useless Russian run organisation, and the PM of another shithole country, that needs booting out of NATO Albanian prime minister and OSCE chairperson-in-office Edi Rama has said that the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict “need to be implemented” in their current form in order to “build trust” before they can be reviewed. Speaking

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Political will of sides needed to resolve conflict in Ukraine’s east

MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) – The resolution of the conflict in Ukraine’s east requires efforts and political will of the sides, BelTA learned from the OSCE special representative in the trilateral contact group on resolving the situation in Ukraine’s east Heidi Grau. The diplomat said: “A set of measures to fulfill the Minsk agreements was signed precisely five years ago.

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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission should provide full and unobstructed access to Crimea under occupation

At the European Security and Cooperation Organization meeting, it has stated that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission should provide full and unobstructed access to Crimea under Russian Occupation. At the meeting organised by the OSCE Permanent Council on February 6, 2020, delegations from the USA, the European Union and Ukraine drew attention to the obstacles in front of the OSCE

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Recent developments in eastern Ukraine are positive, but full implementation of ceasefire required, says OSCE SMM Chief Monitor

VIENNA, 7 February 2020 – Despite the positive impact of recent disengagement in the three agreed areas and the reconstruction of the bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska, a comprehensive ceasefire remains an essential element for progress, said the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Yaşar Halit Çevik, in his address to the OSCE Permanent Council yesterday in Vienna. He noted

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Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore IIIto the Permanent Council, ViennaJanuary 30, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States joins the European Union and all of its aligned countries in support of the Ukrainian statement on this issue that has come before the Permanent Council once again this evening. Russia’s continued aggression in eastern Ukraine and repeated contraventions

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MFA: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Ukraine soon

He is scheduled to meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Prystaiko. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Edi Rama is to visit Ukraine late this week and early next week. “On January 19-21 this year, the incumbent OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, will be on a working visit to Ukraine,” the press

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Ukraine: Placing ‘Osa’ air defense system on demarcation line does not violate Minsk agreements

18:04, 7 January 2020 Ukrainian side does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ ‘Osa’ The Ukrainian side on the demarcation line does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ Osa. The OSCE claims that this is a violation of the Minsk agreements, but it is denied at the Joint Forces Operation staff. “The Ukrainian side of the joint center for monitoring and coordinating ceasefire

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Ukraine has dignity: representatives of the aggressor state should be removed from OSCE SMM

On November 21, Ukraine marks the Day of Dignity and Freedom, an occasion paid for with the blood of Ukrainians who have been fighting against Russian aggression for over five years. InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community should like to call on the readers, journalists, diplomats and all people of good will to consolidate efforts in the struggle for Dignity and Freedom.

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Russian media: The exchange of prisoners is hampered due to the refusal of detainees to return to ORDLO

Several dozen people whom Ukraine was preparing to transfer to the so-called “ DPR” and “LPR” as part of the exchange of prisoners did not want to return to the occupied territories, Kommersant writes . The Russian edition, citing a source, reports that about forty people from among those whom the Ukrainian side was preparing to transfer refused to participate in the exchange. The interlocutor did not

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‘DPR/LPR’ a threat to peace efforts, must be disbanded – U.S. at OSCE

The illegitimate authorities of the so-called “people’s republics” in Donbas are a threat to peace efforts and must be disbanded before any elections are held in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Political Counselor Gregory Macris of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE has said. He said this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on

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At Russian Media Freedom Conference, Discord Reigns

Officials insisted Russia is a bastion of free speech. Journalists wondered what they were missing. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is unhappy with the West. Countries that consider themselves to be shining beacons of democracy are barring Russian foreign correspondents from working on their territories, he told a crowd of media professionals, lawmakers and diplomats at an upscale hotel in

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Ukraine announces completion of withdrawal of forces and weapons near Zolote in Donbas

22:55, 01 November 2019 OSCE monitors used drones to verify the disengagement. Ukraine has announced the completion of the withdrawal of forces and weapons at disengagement site No. 2 near the village of Zolote-4 in Luhansk region. “Representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), using, among other things, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), verified our activities,” the press center of Ukraine’s

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