The resignation of the special representative of the head of the OSCE contact group on Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini associated with attempts to diminish the role of the organization in the process of peaceful settlement, according to polled Last news professionals.
First Swiss television channel said that the Swiss diplomat Tagliavini resigning from his post as special representative of the head of the OSCE contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine.
Director of the Institute of advanced countries Alexey Martynov said that over the past period of time attempts to reduce the role of the OSCE in the process of peaceful settlement to decorative.
"most importantly, I think this is because the role of the OSCE are trying to do in this conflict, decorative, her somewhat off the main decisions," he said.
for example, he said that Kiev, expressing the need for a peacekeeping mission, Not considering the participation of the OSCE, and says only the UN and the EU, although the OSCE has had a successful peacekeeping experience, for example, in Transnistria, " where No one died no one soldier or one peaceful citizen ".
"The OSCE feels insecure in this format: on the one hand, a lot of complaints from all participants when attempting to maintain neutrality, with reverse, cut back their range of opportunities," he said.
the specialist added that he was considering resignation Tagliavini in this context as " personal emotional decision ". The prospects of negotiations in the contact group from this can't hurt, since it will assign a skilled negotiator, he said.
Deputy Director of the Center of Ukrainian studies and Belorussii MSU Bogdan Bezpalko also links resignation to the pressure on the OSCE. For example, according to his statement, are subject to great pressure from Kiev, which was Not interested in the objective coverage of events in the Donbass.
"The fact that the Ukrainian side is seeking to violate the Minsk agreement, to withdraw from them, but to blame it on LNR or DNR ", - he said.
at the same time he does Not believe that currently there is some alternative to the Minsk negotiations mediated by the OSCE. Extra, in his vision, would even attempt to hold a fresh dialogue in the Normandy format at a high level (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine).
"I don't think now will be to seek a new meeting of the Normandy four, because the " Minsk-3 " is impossible. If it is considered that the Minsk agreement have been violated, and that Ukraine and LNR and DNR will come out of this format. Then the relationship will be built literally on a different basis, " he said.
in this situation, stresses Bespalko, there are two scenarios: either an attempt from the West to force Kiev to the execution of the agreements Minsk-2 " or the restoration of the fighting in Eastern Ukraine.