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Ukraine offers OSCE to resume monitoring of non-controlled part of Ukraine-Russia border

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last month, Russia refused to extend the OSCE Monitoring Mission's mandate
08:03, 6 October 2021

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Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba offered OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid to restore the monitoring of the non-controlled part of Ukraine-Russia border. Press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported that on October 6.

"Ukraine stands for restoration of monitoring of the non-controlled part of Ukrainian-Russian border", Kuleba said.

The Minister called the decision of the Russian Federation to shut down the OSCE observation mission on the Russian border checkpoints "a deliberate step to ruin the Minsk agreements". He reiterated that Paragraph 4 of Minsk protocol from September 5, 2014 foresees provision of constantly operational monitoring and verification of the state border between Ukraine and Russia by the OSCE.

Related: Russia's refusal to extend OSCE mandate on border with Donbas means sabotage of Minsk agreements, - Ukrainian officials

Head of the Ukrainian diplomacy and OSCE Secretary General also discussed the improvement of OSCE mission in Ukraine for full-fledged work of this delegation, including the monitoring on the border with Russia and in the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Last month, Russia refused to extend the OSCE Monitoring Mission's mandate on its western border. The Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group claimed it was the act of deliberate sabotage of Minsk agreements.

Related: OSCE SMM spots 529 violations of ceasefire in Donbas on weekend

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