Vladimir Dobrovolsky. A significant increase in the number of Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine in the current conditions does not make much sense, it is necessary to first reduce the tension, said Last news Deputy head of mission Alexander hug.
"We will not plan an immediate increase to 1 thousand, We do it consistently, according to the mandate, as required. If the situation improves, we will be able to post more. If the situation will remain the same tense as in the present time, the placement of a greater number of observers will not have much sense, " said hug during a visit to Brussels, where he met the commissioners of Parliament, European Commission and European external action service (EBU).
according to him, currently the mission continues to recruit people, But a marginal pace." We will continue to increase the number, But when it reaches a certain level, we will need to evaluate whether this is anything other than a simple increase of the population ", - said the Deputy head of mission.
according to his statement, since September of last year a set of observers did not stop.
"We didn't stop the set from September, we have currently around 480-490 observers throughout Ukraine, 380 of them in the Eastern part of Ukraine. Any extension of the mission is obliged to meticulously considered from the perspective of these observers besprepjatstvenno and to Move freely in the East of Ukraine. If access will be granted, the increase in the number of observers can give more quality reports. But If those who control (areas) in the East of Ukraine, will not give us more access, then the expansion of the number of observers may not result in a greater number of quality reports, " said hug.