Miroslav Lajčák, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, whose country has taken over the one-year chairmanship of the OSCE, will come to Ukraine in two weeks. He will visit Donbas in particular, as Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, said, Interfax reported.
"Congratulations to Slovakia and my good friend Miroslav Lajčák for assuming the 2019 OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office! Wishing Slovakia to be a guardian of OSCE values and principles, blatantly violated by Russia. Looking forward to welcoming Miroslav in Ukraine in two weeks, we will go to Donbas together," Klimkin wrote on his Twitter page.
As it was reported, on January 1, 2019, Slovakia assumed the year-long presidency in the OSCE, which incorporates 57 member countries from Europe, North America and Central Asia.
Earlier, Klimkin said Slovakia would focus on the issues related to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the aggression in Donbas during its presidency at the OSCE. He explained the decision by the fact that the recent actions of the Russian Federation near the Kerch Strait escalated the problem and increased “the risk of destabilization in the region”.