On Wednesday, the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be opened in Minsk. PA OSCE Committee on Political Affairs and Security prepared for consideration a resolution on “Strengthening of mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region.”
The draft resolution of the committee Russia is recognized as an occupant, the authors call on Russia to terminate the annexation of Crimea and follow the agreement on Donbas.
The document states that the committee calls to cease the hostilities in Ukraine, to withdraw large-caliber guns by both sides and to provide full access of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and humanitariam organizations.
“The committee strongly condemns the numerous serious incidents of pressure, harassment and intimidation of observers from the SMM, along with cases of deliberate destruction of OSCE property in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by Russian hybrid forces. Thus, OSCE calls on the Russian Federation to take practical measures to ensure adequate security conditions for the SMM in order to prevent further escalation of the situation,” the resolution said.
“Also, the OSCE calls on the Russian Federation as an occupying force on the Crimean peninsula to remove all restrictions and remove other barriers that impede the freedom of movement of observers of the SMM in Ukraine and the fulfillment of their mandate,” the document states.
The Committee reiterates its support for the Minsk II measures, adopted and signed on February 12, 2015 in Minsk by all parties that also signed the Minsk Protocol of September 5, 2014 and the Memorandum of September 19, 2014, and relevant OSCE PA resolutions concerning the crisis in and around Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier militants threatened OSCE for congratulating locals on Ukraine's Constitution Day. The incident took place in Vesela Hora village, Luhansk region.