OSCE will increase number of observers in the Donbass

ОБСЕ увеличит количество наблюдателей в Донбассе

The OSCE also plans to expand the geographical location of observers.

OSCE plans to increase number of observers in the Donbass, and also to expand their geographical location. This was stated on Thursday during a meeting of the UN Security Council, the Head of the Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan, reports UKRINFORM.

“We have increased the number of sites where we conduct monitoring activities, these places are on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government. Now we have 30 databases, but because the need to create additional databases, including on-site anti-government forces,” – said Apakan.

He stressed that it needs to guarantee security of OSCE inspectors. “Now we have 700 observers from 47 countries, we set the goal to increase the number of observers in terms of their total number and geographical coverage”, – said Apakan.

However, he said, gradually expanded the technical capabilities of the mission. So Apakan said that there are more technical possibilities for doing aerial photography, satellite imagery, and other ways to monitor the situation.

Previously, the special monitoring mission of the OSCE has set up two surveillance cameras on both the contact line in Avdiyivka (Donetsk region) and at the mine “October”.

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