Germany offers to extend OSCE SMM mandate to Azov Sea waters

17:55, 7 December 2018

Heiko Maas, the German Foreign Minister offered to extend the mandate of OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine to the Sea of Azov. He claimed this during the 25th OSCE ministerial session in Milan. 'It's not going to be so simple (...) I guess it's good for Ukraine, but the Russian side is quite skeptical', Maas said.

The Ministry's offer should be discussed on Tuesday, December 11, when the Ukrainian and the Russian delegates are to negotiate, with Germany and France being the mediators.