The Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier made the initiative to increase funding of the Center for conflict prevention (CPC) of the OSCE And to enhance support for field missions of the organization, as well as among them Ukraine.
"we must provide opportunities And funds to the Center for conflict prevention," said Steinmeier at the meeting of the OSCE permanent Council, speaking about security as one of the main pillars in the organization.
"Because of the Ukrainian fall on the continent returned to military clashes. Despite the agreement on a ceasefire reached in Minsk, continue, as before, to claim the lives of citizens. And We see how much And often violated consensus on stopping the fire. There is simply no other choice, We must strengthen, reinforce, protect from storms this pillar of the OSCE - security - exactly when this conflict occurs, " said Steinmeier, speaking on behalf of Germany as the head of the OSCE 2016.
He also clarified the need to support OSCE field missions, including the special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine.
"We must not only thank the observers. We have to care about the fact that they have been supported. The OSCE And its institutions should be able in all regions to meet their range of opportunities, both in Ukraine And in the South Caucasus And Moldova ", - said Steinmeier.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.