Confederations Cup: Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary generalSport April 25, 21:20
Russian diplomat suggests UN should develop strategy to fight fake newsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 20:16
Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
FIFA Secretary General on her mission and expectations from Confederations CupSport April 25, 17:39
MOSCOW, June 29 /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed the release of observers from the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine which also included a Russian national (Mr. Sidorov).
“The release followed a personal call by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill who appointed Metropolitan Merkuriy of Rostov and Novocherkassk his contact person on this matter,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its statement on Facebook.
A direct address by the leaders of the mission of the Organization for Security of Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to the representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics who conducted direct talks with the persons who had captured the OSCE monitors was a second vital factor that contributed to the observers release without any preconditions.
“The Russian side kept calling for the immediate release of all monitors. We believe that it is unacceptable to prevent OSCE observers from fulfilling their monitoring mission and create threat to their personal security. We hope that their release will create necessary conditions for the OSCE mission to continue monitoring the situation in Ukraine and present objective and exhaustive reports; as well as to contribute to de-escalation of tensions on the basis of the “road map” proposed by the Swiss OSCE chairperson-in-office and the Geneva statement of April 17,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.