Today, April 10, the OSCE will hold an emergency meeting due to the buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border in Donbas and occupied Crimea. The meeting was initiated by Ukraine, the United States Mission to the OSCE reports on its Twitter.
"The OSCE participating States will convene today in order to receive clarifications from Russia about the buildup of troops near the borders of Ukraine and in the occupied Crimea. This request for information is in accordance with the Vienna Document in hopes of reducing the risk of conflict," the message says.
It is noted that the meeting was initiated by Ukraine.
Earlier the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak denied the statements spread by Russia about allegedly "Ukraine's preparation for an attack on Donbas." This was reported by the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"Messages spread by Russia about allegedly "Ukraine's preparation for an attack on Donbas" are untrue and have signs of a targeted disinformation campaign aimed at discrediting Ukraine in the international arena, sowing panic among the population of temporarily occupied territories and changing the information agenda for promoting the Kremlin's geostrategic interests," he said.