The participation of the OSCE in resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine shows the ability of this organization, as was laid down in the Helsinki final act, to help stabilize the situation, said the Deputy head of the special monitoring mission to Ukraine Alexander hug.
The final act of the Helsinki conference on security and cooperation in the European Union was signed 40 years ago, on 1 August 1975 by the leaders of 33 European countries, USA and Canada. The document contained the foundations of a pan-European security architecture.
"The document was very heavy periods like the cold war, the end of the cold war, changes in the European Union, having arrived there, where He is currently. I think that the OSCE Involvement in the events in Ukraine shows that it (the organization - ed.) is able to make its own contribution to stabilization, " said Hg Fins news .
He explained that we are not talking about the final resolution of the conflict." I think that the OSCE there is trust, being the largest international presence At the moment, but it's not perfect, it's not a silver bullet, it will not end the conflict from day to day, as if I wanted to, " added the head of the Department.
"has to be very clear: there are sides who start the conflict and the parties to end the conflict. The OSCE can Express support for this process, and she has the experience to do something, but there must be political will on both sides of the line of contact to put an end to the battle, " added the head of the Department.
Referring to the OSCE commitments, Hg explained that they are political, which is a bit different from legal obligations.
"anyway, it is in essence the reflection of some of the most basic standards of democracy, freedom and human rights, and the same principles of SMM OSCE is trying to see if one side or the other ", - said the Deputy head of mission.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".