Natalia Dobrovolskaya. The presence of Russian observers help of the OSCE mission to work in the East of Ukraine, said OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.
"Have a mission of about five hundred observers, and among them, about 20 citizens of Russia. They are distributed, This is not a group, " said Zannier. According to his statement, in the car often moves across four observers." It's a mixed group, " he added.
"When We in the zones (controlled by) the separatists, the presence of Russian citizens sometimes helps. This gives us the opportunity to establish a better contact. This is well within the productivity of the operation. We try to avoid the concentration of national groups anywhere", he said.
Zannier recalled that the mission operates on the entire territory of Ukraine." the Russian citizens are not only in the East but also in other areas ", - said the Secretary General.