One of the main topics of the next meeting of the authorized "channel four" will be the work of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine, said the Secretary of state – Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin.
"We agreed that the next meeting will be depending on how you arrange the leaders of our 4 countries. But it will probably not often. Most emphasis will be placed on the work of the OSCE mission, and We are out by consensus recommended to renew the mandate of the OSCE mission to make wider its quantitative composition, to provide the necessary equipment. In short, the OSCE mission continues, it is obliged to increase its speed and effort, the results were quite tangible, "said Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, RIA" Novosti ". Before the last working day of the week Russian diplomatic source reported that the capital of Russia have suggestions on how to strengthen the capacity of special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine and to increase its funding, will be extended to partners of the organization. On Thursday, Russia's permanent representative at the OSCE Andrey Kelin said that, If there is a need in the introduction to the site of Ukrainian peacekeepers of the UN and OSCE forces are not enough, Then it would make sense to the introduction of new forms." It seems to me, because this question (UN peacekeepers), which, firstly, has not been worked out in Minsk agreements. There all the functions for monitoring the truce is completely devoted to the OSCE. The situation until does not dictate that introduced fresh elements, for example, peacekeeping by the United Nations. If and when such a need arises, and We will see that the strength of the OSCE There is not enough, perhaps, it would make sense the introduction of new forms, " said the Russian diplomat. At the same time, the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Gennady Gatilov said that at this stage of the settlement of the Minsk agreements sufficient monitoring mission of the OSCE, the introduction of peacekeepers to Ukraine Moscow does not support. On the last working day of the week, the Polish foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said that the possibility of organizing a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine will become one of the key issues at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU in Riga. Remember, February 18, Poroshenko has made the initiative of the Council to discuss the introduction of peacekeepers to the country. The NSDC of Ukraine has decided to appeal to the UN and the EU in relation to deployment in Ukraine police mission. It was stated that Kiev offers to enter in the Donbass first peacekeepers to de-escalate, and then the police mission EU to maintain order. Secretary-General of the United Nations ban Ki-moon on February 24, agreed with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin possible deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the conflict area. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine motivated request of Kiev about peacekeepers fact that the OSCE is unable to cope with the control of the armistice.