Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in SiberiaSociety & Culture May 24, 18:49
International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in MoscowSociety & Culture May 24, 18:44
Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
Experts say rising military spending to push Europe to reconsider NATO’s roleRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 17:56
ROSTOV ON DON, May 4. /TASS/. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has appointed Flavien Schaller, a Swiss national, as head of its civilian monitoring mission at two Russian-Ukrainian border crossing points, the Rostov regional government’s press service told TASS on Wednesday.
Flavien Schaller succeeds Simon Eugster, also a Swiss national, who has headed the mission at the border checkpoints of Donetsk and Gukovo since October 2015.
"The work of the OSCE monitoring mission is extremely important," the press service quoted Rostov deputy governor Vadim Artyomov as saying.
According to him, OSCE monitors submit to the OSCE headquarters weekly unbiased reports on the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
The observer mission at the two Russian border crossing points was established in 2014 when up to 30,000 refugees a day came to Russia from the war-torn eastern Ukraine.