Category Archives: OSCE

Russian aggression against Ukraine: UK response to OSCE

Ambassador Neil Bush responds to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau and discusses OSCE’s efforts in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. Thank you Madam Chairperson. Ambassador Çevik, Ambassador Grau we are grateful for your reports today and all your efforts towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict. The UK still has significant concerns about the heightened tensions caused

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U.S. at OSCE calls Russia’s attempts to act as mediator in Donbas conflict unacceptable

The United States will not accept Russia’s attempts to distance itself from the conflict in Donbas and present itself as a “mediator”, since the Russian Federation started this conflict and continues to fuel it. Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Courtney Austrian said this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, March 18, an

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Russia Snubs European Security Panel in 30-Year First

The Russian military has turned down an invitation to attend a European security seminar for the first time in 30 years amid deteriorating ties with the West, Moscow’s arms control delegation in Vienna said Tuesday. The delegation’s Twitter account said Russian Defense Ministry officials opted out of the European Security and Cooperation Organization’s (OSCE) Military Doctrine Seminar, held once every

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Media freedom gives no right to spread “malicious propaganda” – U.S. envoy to OSCE

The U.S. supports Ukraine’s efforts to counter Russia’s “blatant and malign influence.” Chief of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE has commented on the recent move by the Ukraine government to ban a number of pro-Russian TV channels spinning propaganda and disinformation in line with the aggressor state’s narratives. “Moscow would have you believe that media freedom means it is acceptable

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OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Linde discusses Ukraine with Russian FM Lavrov in Moscow

Linde stressed that a resolution to the conflict is a strong priority for Sweden as Chair. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde on Tuesday had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during which they touched on various issues that affect security in the OSCE region, including the situation in Ukraine. “On my second foreign

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OSCE records over 230 ceasefire violations in Donbas over 24 hours

17:26, 20 December 2020 – 112UA 232 ceasefire violations occurred in Donetsk region. The OSCE special monitoring mission recorded 234 violations of the ceasefire regime in Donbas over the past 24 hours. This is stated in the daily report of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine. “In the Donetsk region, the SMM recorded 232 ceasefire violations. In the Luhansk region, the SMM recorded

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

By Illia Ponomarenko. Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose

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Moscow Mechanism OSCE rapporteur confirms election fraud, massive human rights violations in Belarus

On November 5, the OSCE Moscow Mechanism rapporteur Wolfgang Benedek, a professor of international law at the University of Graz, presented his 58-page report to the OSCE Permanent Council concerning alleged human rights violations related to the 9 August presidential elections in Belarus. According to the author, the presidential election did fall short of fulfilling the basic international requirements for

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Why the Stakes in the Nagorno-Karabakh War Are So Much Higher This Time Round

Radical changes in the dynamics of the region over the past 25 years mean international actors have divided interests. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which has simmered relatively peacefully for the past 25 years, blew up on Sept. 27. Although violence had flared up on several occasions in the past it seems as though this time the stakes are significantly higher, with

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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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