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OSCE Council renews Mission mandate in Ukraine for one more year

Source : 112 Ukraine

The mission began on June 29, 2014
12:30, 30 March 2019

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The OSCE Council decided to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) by another year. It is reported on the OSCE website.

“The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajčák, welcomed yesterday's OSCE Permanent Council decided to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) by another year, and called for continued support for the international monitors and national staff on the ground”, - the report said.

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According to Lajčák, the SMM monitors are “the eyes and ears of the organization – and indeed, of the international community - and they directly contribute to the prevention of further escalation”.

Earlier, Militants in Donbas prohibit OSCE mission observers from entering objects and territories they control.

According to the report of the OSCE mission yesterday, the facts of the restriction of freedom of movement, the prohibition of access and other obstacles were mentioned.

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