OSCE extends mission’s mandate at two Russian checkpoints

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia is the only OSCE member state that blocks such extension, - Ukrainian delegation in the OSCE
22:02, 6 April 2017

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The OSCE’s Permanent Council approved the decision about extending the monitoring mission’s mandate at Gukovo and Donetsk, the two Russian checkpoints on the Ukraine-Russia state border. The mandate has been prolonged until July 31, 2017.

Commenting on this decision, Ukraine’s delegation in the OSCE said that Russia is the only OSCE member country that has been blocking the extension of the mission’s mandate along the entire section of the border, which is not controlled by the Ukrainian government forces.    

‘Such actions of the Russian Federation attest the lack of will to de-escalate situation in Donbas and the intention to continue the supplies of heavy weaponry, military hardware and ammunition, regular army units, militants and mercenaries, as well as support terrorist activity in Ukraine,’ says the commentary by Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

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