Russia is considering the possibility of extending the work of the OSCE mission on the Russian-Ukrainian border, said permanent Commissioner of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Kelin.
according to his statement, "the story is about extending the mission in 2 posts "Donetsk" and "Gukovo" 3 months ", reports news Agency.
The current Mandate expires on 30 June. Finally, the placement of such a mission from the outset was adopted on 24 July 2014. The mandate was also calculated for 3 months and continuously extended. Each time the consideration of the extension of the mission a number of Western countries have taken the initiative on the deployment of observers at other checkpoints on the Russian side of the border. Remember, 12 March the OSCE permanent Council decided to extend for 3 months the mandate of the monitoring mission on the Russian border checkpoints "Gukovo" and " Donetsk ". Before Kelin said that the Russian Federation does not want to distribute the work of the OSCE observers, who are now placed at border checkpoints "Donetsk" and "Gukovo" on the other CAT and the border. According to his statement, some countries, the OSCE continues to insist that the mission's Mandate was extended." But we are reliably guarding the Russian side of the state border ", - he explained, noting that to allow the OSCE on border crossings were " sovereign right and as a goodwill gesture. Previously, the EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said that the European Union States agitates to give the OSCE mission oversight of the Ukrainian-Russian border in all its perimeter. In addition, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree according to which Kiev wants to invite the European Commission, OSCE to send to the border with Russia special monitoring mission. Observers from the OSCE and the Previously followed the Russian-Ukrainian border. So for three months 19 observers from the OSCE led clock monitoring of the situation on the border. The decision of the leadership of the OSCE Mandate extended until November 23. In addition, the authorities in Kiev had hoped to increase the size of the mission.