First Deputy Head of OSCE SMM in Ukraine Alexander Hug claimed that the warring sides in Donbas do not follow the ceasefire regime, this is why he retires with ‘with anxiety and sadness’. He claimed this at the briefing, Ukrainian News report.
‘As anyone who works in OSCE, I have to abandon my office after 10 years of working in the organization. I have been giving short reports on the situation on Donbas almost every week for about four years. Believe me, I am not satisfied with what I am going to say, - little has changed over that time. The sides are still violating the agreements on the ceasefire set four years ago,’ Hug claimed.
He added that he leaves the post with mixed emotions, with anxiety and sadness, because despite the efforts of the mission the sides still don’t follow the ceasefire regime.
Earlier, Alexander Hug claimed that he leaves the post of the deputy head of OSCE SMM on November 1. At the same time, he didn’t specify the name of his successor.
Reportedly, Alexander Hug started working in OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine in late March 2014.