ROSTOV-ON-DON, October 22 /TASS/. The OSCE has extended the mandate of its mission in Russia’s southern Rostov region for a month, Alexander Titov, an employee of the information policy department of the Rostov region, told TASS on Wednesday, citing Paul Picard, the OSCE mission’s head in the region.
“The meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council has ended in Vienna. It considered the extension of the OSCE permanent group’s stay in the Rostov region for one more month until November 23,” Titov said.
He added that the question of expansion of the mission’s action zone from the Donetsk and Gukovo checkpoints to other crossings on the Russia-Ukraine border had also been raised. But the OSCE decided not to expand its presence zone.