Germany’s OSCE Leadership on recent ceasefire violations in Eastern Ukraine

Germany’s OSCE Presidency 2016In reaction to the current violation of ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and the growing incidents involving OSCE Monitors, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed his concern by stating:

The SMM is a civilian, unarmed mission. It is instrumental for supporting the implementation of the ceasefire. The safety and security of SMM monitors must be assured by the sides. Those responsible for threatening or using force against the monitors must be held accountable.”  Berlin 27 April 2016 © Germany‘s OSCE Chairmanship 2016/Federal Foreign Office    Continue to read 

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Briefing by the OSCE Chairperson-in-office  Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the UN  Security Council, 7635th meeting  Feb, 29, 2016