The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century nourishes the hope to discuss at the meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the mandate of the organization's mission in Ukraine.
before the President held a dialogue with CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordiuzha. Zannier said that the organization plans to increase its mission in Ukraine by 70-80 people in the near future and asked the CSTO countries to facilitate this. According to various estimates, the number of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Eastern Ukraine is 500-550 people. The OSCE has announced its intention to increase the number of its observers in the Donbass up to a thousand.
"Today, we'll discuss all issues that relate to the mandate of the OSCE mission and the specifics of its work," Lavrov said, opening dialogues with Zannier.
Lavrov also said he intends to discuss with the Secretary General of the future in early winter Ministerial meeting.
According to Zannier, the mission faces obstacles in Ukraine. He expressed the hope that the parties will discuss these challenges and additional tasks.
"I have a dream also to discuss the full range of issues confronting OSCE countries, among them the problem of terrorism on the borders of the organization, as well as among them in Afghanistan," said Zannier.