Diplomat: Russia is ready for 'asymmetric response' to tougher US sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:25
Putin supports plans of OSCE armed mission in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:22
Kremlin in doubt if separation of Syria opposition from terrorists "is possible at all"Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:18
Press review: Moscow sharing Syria intel with Turkey and Russia's defense spendingPress Review October 24, 13:00
Diplomat: Too early to say who attacked Russian Foreign Ministry’s old websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 12:31
Moscow says no prerequisites for Lausanne format meeting before US electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 12:02
Russian-made software supplies to state agencies to double in 2016 — ministerBusiness & Economy October 24, 11:24
Testing on system to shield Russian Defense Ministry from cyberattacks completedMilitary & Defense October 24, 11:18
Maria Sharapova removed from Women's Tennis RankingsSport October 24, 11:17
MOSCOW, March 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and OSCE diplomats have discussed measures to organize a special monitoring mission to Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.
During the meeting, “Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov and Ambassador Tim Guldimann, personal envoy of the Swiss OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Ukraine, considered the OSCE role in stopping Ukrainian radicalism and nationalism, contributing to dialogue, normalizing the situation in the country and carrying out a constitutional reform to meet the interests of all regions in Ukraine”, the ministry says.
Earlier, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) agreed to send an observer mission to Ukraine after two weeks of consultations. Russian President Vladimir Putin who met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow last Thursday, March 20, said the UN chief asked for a possibility to send an OSCE and UN observer missions to Ukraine’s eastern and southeastern provinces.
“I would like you to continue discussing this matter with our partners and find a solution,” Putin told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“We have almost reached an agreement on the draft document with the OSCE Standing Council. We ensured that alongside the eastern and south-eastern parts of Ukraine, the list of regions to be covered by the OSCE observer missions would also include western and central regions which have seen very unpleasant incidents in recent months,” Lavrov said.
The Russian foreign minister added that the number of observers and regions where they are going to be sent had been fixed.
“Any change in these agreements concerning an increase in the number of observers or regions should be authorized by the OSCE Standing Council. We are going to proceed from you instructions,” Lavrov stressed.