The organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has decided to increase the number of observers of the Special monitoring mission in Ukraine. This was at a meeting of the UN Security Council declared the Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria OSCE Chairman Sebastian Kurz, reported on the UN website.
OSCE plans to strengthen the technical capacities of its mission and to increase the hours of patrol along the line of contact. Kurtz said that the situation in Ukraine — one of the Central issues over which the organization operates. In his opinion, the crisis in the country has several aspects: the occurrence of the Crimea to Russia, “the supply of arms to the Donbass, the role of the Russian Federation, the implementation of the Minsk agreements and numerous acts of violence”.
The OSCE Chairman said that during his visit to Ukraine in January of this year he was able to see that on the East of the country is saved is saved the difficult situation.
“It is necessary to improve the living conditions of the local population, especially along the line of contact. In this regard, it is essential to ensure unhindered humanitarian access to people in need,” said Kurtz.
He said that the level of violence prevailing in the Donbas in the last few days are unacceptable. OSCE Chairman urged the parties to abide by the terms of the Minsk agreements and to follow the ceasefire regime.