‘Mark Etherington was appointed Deputy Chairman of OSCE SMM to Ukraine,’ the Organization reported.
As it was reported earlier, Alexander Hug resigned from the office of OSCE SMM deputy head, his mission ends on October 31.
Reportedly, Alexander Hug claimed that one of the main reasons for the ongoing violence in Donbas is hidden in politics. According to him, since the beginning of the new ceasefire, the number of the attacks has decreased rapidly, but then it returned to the same level.
Besides, he thinks that the reason the attacks resumed is related to the political level.
At the same time, he thinks that the increase in the number of OSCE SMM observers will not settle the conflict.
“I am not sure that the increase in the number of the observers will improve the situation in the region. The reaction of the sides in terms of this is more important,” Hug stressed.
Alexander Hug joined the OSCE SMM in Ukraine in late March 2014.