Category Archives: OSCE

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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Ukraine should demand OSCE immediately recall Sajdik – Chubarov

The head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, has said that Ukraine should demand that Ambassador Martin Sajdik be immediately recalled from the post of the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group. Chubarov wrote this on his Facebook page, while commenting on Sajdik’s speech at the Salzburg Europe

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Ukraine: OSCE reports 280 explosions in Donbas on September 19

08:50, 20 September 2019 Compared to the previous report, the number of blasts grew by more than five times; September 18, the Organization spotted 55 explosions On September 19, OSCE SMM spotted 280 explosions in the combat area in Donbas. This data is mentioned in the daily report of the Organization. Compared to the previous report, the number of blasts

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U.S. Says Moscow Used ‘Sham’ NGOs At OSCE Forum To Promote Claim Crimea Belongs To Russia

September 18, 2019 21:00 GMT The United States has accused Moscow of using “sham organizations” to promote its “spurious claim” that Ukraine’s Crimea region is part of Russia during an annual human rights conference of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Russia’s attempted to “exploit civil society registration procedures” at the OSCE’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM)

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What is the ‘Steinmeier Formula’ and why are so many Ukrainians against it?

By Oleksiy Sorokin. If German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier read Ukrainian, he would be surprised how often he is mentioned by local media. Their interest is not in Steinmeier himself, but in a peace initiative bearing his name. The governments of Ukraine and Russia have been widely discussing the so-called “Steinmeier Formula,” a peace plan proposed by the German president back in

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Head of OSCE: Free elections impossible in Donbas until control returned to Ukraine

Free and fair local elections cannot be held in the Donbas until Ukraine regains full control over the territories, said OSCE Chairperson Miroslav Lajcak in an interview with BBC. “I think that free elections could only take place in a free situation, and, of course, in accordance with Ukrainian laws and with observation by international observers – the OSCE, other

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OSCE will continue contributing to progress in Donbas conflict settlement. – Miroslav Lajčák

OSCE also appreciates the work of Volodymyr Zelensky Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia and OSCE Chairman Miroslav Lajčák confirmed the readiness of OSCE to continue contributing to progress in Donbas conflict settlement. He said that during the meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko on September 13, as the press service of the Ministry of

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OSCE to conduct training course for Ukrainian civil servants

The office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities announced on 5 August 2019 that it is supporting diversity training courses for civil servants in Ukraine over the coming years. “In co-operation with Ukraine’s Culture Ministry, National Agency on Civil Service and Center for Independent Political Research, the High Commissioner on National Minorities has developed a training course on

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