The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reminded the head of the OSCE Sebastian to Kurtz about the placement of armed police mission of the OSCE in the Donbas. On 16 January reported the press service of the head of state.
During a meeting with the head of the OSCE Poroshenko expressed confidence that today, when Russia violates commitments in the framework of the Organization, Austria during the presidency in OSCE will assume the positions need to restore respect for the rule of law, in particular the principles of the Helsinki final act.
«We must make clear to Russia that she can not avoid responsibility for the flagrant disregard for the norms and principles of international law, and her hopes for the easing of sanctions pressure — in vain», — said the President.
He welcomed the intention of the Austrian presidency to strengthen the technical capabilities of the OSCE SMM. It is important to monitor observance of the ceasefire and recording of facts of deliveries of Russian weapons and troops to the Donbass.
The head of state noted that the settlement of the situation in the Donbass requires the use of the full potential of the OSCE. In this context, key importance is the continuation of German presidency’s work on the issue of placing armed police of the OSCE mission in the region.
President of Ukraine urged Kurtz to respond to all possible means in violation of Moscow’s rights of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied territories and to facilitate the release of political prisoners illegally held by Russia, and the hostages in the Donbas.
Earlier, the head of the OSCE Kurtz has expressed doubts that the idea of an armed mission of the OSCE in the Donbass can become a reality, in particular, due to the lack of support among member countries of the organization.
During his visit to the Donbass Kurtz noted that the SMM of the OSCE and its mandate to expand its zone of control on the entire territory of Donbas. The main task will be monitoring the cessation of hostilities.
After a visit to Kiev Kurz will travel to Moscow.
Poroshenko met with head of the OSCE and reminded the military mission in the Donbass 17.01.2017