Russia wants to ‘monitor’ movement of Ukrainian army through OSCE

Russia wants to ‘monitor’ movement of Ukrainian army through OSCE

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Ukrinform
Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE has stated Russia wants to "monitor" the movement of Ukrainian troops in the areas adjacent to the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas.

Alexander Lukashevich said this at the special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, the text of the statement was posted on the Russia’s Foreign Ministry website.

"There is a need for strengthening of the monitoring of the warehouses, training grounds and movement of Ukrainian troops in the areas adjacent to Donbas - Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions," the Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE said.

He believes that the joint OSCE monitoring mission is "a valuable tool for the dialogue in the fields to anticipate and prevent the escalation of tension." "We call on the Mission to work more actively on the establishment of direct contacts between the commanders of units of the Ukrainian army and the rebels of Donbas. It will help prevent the escalation of tension, it is also important for demining activities and restoration of the infrastructure," Lukashevich said.

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