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New OSCE head intends to visit Ukraine in January

Source : 112 Ukraine

This visit will allow Ann Linde to see the consequences of the conflict in Donbas
17:31, 2 January 2021

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New chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde intends to visit Ukraine in January. This is stated in the message of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Facebook.

As the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG notes, today the Kingdom of Sweden begins its annual chairmanship in the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

"It is symbolic that Ann Linde plans to make her first foreign visit in her new office to Ukraine. We expect her in Kyiv this month," the statement says.

Linde has also announced that the Swedish OSCE chairmanship will support the work of the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contract Group with the aim of restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. It is noted that this visit will allow the OSCE chairman to see firsthand the consequences of the ongoing armed conflict in Donbas.

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On December 24, a Ukrainian soldier was wounded due to the enemy shelling in Donbas. In this regard, the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) has sent a note to the OSCE. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG.

"The Ukrainian side of the SCCC has used a coordination mechanism: a ‘silence mode’ has been introduced, a requirement on adherence to the ceasefire has been instituted, and a note has been prepared and sent to the OSCE SMM," the statement said.

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