The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Ukraine Sergey Lavrov Pavlo Klimkin supported the proposal to extend the mandate of the Special monitoring of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for a year, said at a hearing of the U.S. Helsinki Commission In the U.S. Congress, 1st Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic, the acting head of the OSCE.
"We were able to reach agreement on this mission, to extend its mandate for a full 12 months ", - said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Serbia. The topic with the heads of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Ukraine was discussed on the first day of the week in new York. According to him, both sides also confirmed that remains in force "all that has been agreed upon (at the summit) in Minsk," reports the news Agency. However, on Tuesday at the headquarters of the UN Dacic, speaking of the future life hmm, showed somewhat different data. How, then, said the head of the OSCE Lavrov and Klimkin " agreed that the mission has the capability to be extended for six months." However, Serbia has offered to extend its range of capabilities 12 months ", said Dacic. However, he clarified that the current range of possibilities hmm expire in March. Now, in his speech on Capitol hill Dacic noticed that the Observers of the OSCE mission extended mandate will play in Ukraine not only "verification role, i.e. to observe the cease-fire and withdrawal of forces and heavy weapons, but the role of a mediator "at the" political level ". For example, the head of SMM ertu?rul Apakan and the special representative of the OSCE Chairperson in the Contact group Heidi Tagliavini together will track issues, which include social and economic components. To them the Dacic took " delivery of gas and electricity, payment of salaries and pensions ". OSCE observers will coordinate discussions with the Ukrainian authorities on the issue (organization) local elections (conduct) of the constitutional reform and (software), border surveillance ", said Dacic. In his view, " the ceasefire (in Ukraine) is fragile." However, it seems that he mostly kept, " he showed the chief Minister of Serbia." Preventing the escalation collapse of Ukraine, which eventually could turn into a larger confrontation "is the" highest priority " of the OSCE, said Dacic. It is expected that the situation in Ukraine and the work of the OSCE in the Republic Dacic later, look for talks with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry.