On 5 November Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin received in Kyiv OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. During the meeting the two sides discussed outstanding issues of OSCE engagement in resolving the situation in the east of Ukraine, which is a direct result of persistent violations of Helsinki principles by the Russian Federation.
P.Klimkin underlined that finding a way to a peaceful solution of the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a test of OSCE efficiency.
In this regard it was emphasized that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine plays an important role in informing the international community in an objective manner on the development of the situation in Ukraine.
«SMM OSCE should be provided with all necessary equipment for conducting effective monitoring and verification of the ceasefire, as well as the state border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation», Minister said.
The two sides also discussed the importance of improving project activities of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine and enhancing its cooperation with Ukrainian partners.