Category Archives: OSCE

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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