Ukraine insists on the extension of the SMM OSCE in the Donbas – Gerashchenko

Украина настаивает на расширении СММ ОБСЕ на Донбассе, - Геращенко

Irina Gerashchenko. Archival photo.

The Ukrainian side during a meeting with a European delegation on March 10, insisted on extending and improving the work of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Eastern Ukraine. About it on the page in Facebook wrote the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko.

“Together with Maria Ionova met with high delegation led by Luc Devine, Director for Russia, Eastern partnership, Central Asia and OSCE of the European external action service. European officials have just returned from Donbass where he studied security policy and humanitarian situation. Exchanged views on the effectiveness of the mission of the OSCE SMM. Ukraine insists on its expansion and improvement of the Assembly’s monitoring procedure”, – said Gerashchenko.

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In addition, she reported on the progress of negotiations for the release of hostages within the framework of the Minsk group.

“We are at the stage of bringing to the process the mission of the UN high Commissioner for human rights (it will be a precedent for such involvement), but we are open for the release of children”, – said Gerashchenko.

Earlier, the OSCE explained why not sent observers to the plant.

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