The Russian Federation claims, that OSCE Special Monitoring Mission must be placed directly near the line of contact in Donbas instead of monitoring Russian-Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitriy Peskov stated, reports ‘Interfax’.
‘It must be placed close to the line of contact. Here, approval of representatives of separate territories of Donbas is necessary’, - Peskov said, answering the question, whether Kremlin approves OSCE armed police mission in east Ukraine.
Peskov explained, that presence of the police mission is necessary on the line of contact – a demarcation line between Russian-backed militants and Ukraine's ATO forces.
Earlier, all sides of Ukraine peace talks supported the idea of sending an armed OSCE police mission to monitor military activities in east Ukraine’s conflict.