Cockpit of Russia’s new spacecraft to have three touch screensScience & Space March 29, 8:36
Konchalovsky's 'Paradise' gets Best Film, Best Director at Russia's Nika movie awardSociety & Culture March 29, 7:29
US Senate votes overwhelmingly in favor of Montenegro’s accession to NATOWorld March 29, 5:24
Putin’s popularity in Russia ‘unfaltering’ — US pollsterRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 5:19
Lavrov says he plays football once a week, goes rafting every yearSport March 29, 3:59
UK prime minister signs formal Brexit letter to Brussels — official photoWorld March 29, 1:26
Some 20 Topol-M, Yars mobile ICBM systems take part in massive Central Russian drillsMilitary & Defense March 28, 23:10
Russia clinches last-minute 3-3 draw with Belgium in friendly football match in SochiSport March 28, 21:40
Washington-based National Symphony Orchestra members excited to perform in RussiaSociety & Culture March 28, 21:36
MOSCOW, May 14. /TASS/. The European Union assessment mission on analysing the situation in Donbas is beginning work in Ukraine on Thursday, the press service of the Ukrainian president has said.
This was discussed at the meeting in Aachen, Germany, between President Petro Poroshenko and European Council President Donald Tusk.
"The sides assessed positively the implementation of the decision reached at the Ukraine-EU summit on sending to Donbass the EU assessment mission on analysing the situation that is beginning its work today," the press service said.
Ukraine’s envoy to EU Konstantin Eliseyev said in late April that Kiev believed it would be insufficient to increase the number of OSCE monitors for normalizing the situation in Donbas. He said the possible sending the EU mission to eastern Ukraine "had more prospects."
Eliseyev said Kiev had sent its proposals to the EU which detail 15 possible tasks that could be performed by the future mission.
Russia’s OSCE envoy Andrey Kelin said earlier that Kiev’s call for UN peacekeepers and the EU police mission in Donbas was aimed at attracting attention rather than calming down the situation.
"We believe that the OSCE presence there is enough and the mission needs to be enhanced and strengthened," the diplomat said.