UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
VIENNA, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) advance team arrived in Mariupol on Thursday night, the OSCE Monitoring Mission said in a report on Friday.
Observers will start reporting on the situation from August 29, the report said.
On August 28, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said the OSCE intended to send its monitors to Mariupol and Novoazovsk, the cities of Ukraine’s embattled south-eastern Donetsk region, for studying the situation.
Feltman said the UN could not confirm Kiev’s reports on the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine. The latest developments mark a "dangerous escalation in the conflict", but that the international body has no way of verifying the latest "deeply alarming reports", he said.
Earlier, Russia’s Ambassador to the OSCE Andrei Kelin said Russian military and hardware were not engaged in Ukraine. “We were accused last week and the week before last of sending columns armored vehicles there. All the accusations were disproved, and this is done now as well. These accusations are senseless," Kelin said.