Natalia Dobrovolskaya. The OSCE wishes to obtain access to the Russian-Ukrainian border to monitor the ceasefire, said at a hearing in the European Parliament, the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.
He said that the Number of observers of the organization in Ukraine is approaching 600." the number of people will be linked with those features We can implement, and the question of freedom of movement. It makes no sense to increase the number of people on the spot if they have No freedom of action for the execution of their duties. It should, most importantly, more freedom of movement and, perhaps, access to the border (with Russia - ed.)", - said the Secretary General.
according to his statement, At this time, access to the border is Not - it is hampered by the militia." The Russian side says us - and We raised this issue with them, that she has nothing to do with it, and need to discuss this with the separatists, " said Zannier.
He said that observers do not have the opportunity to fulfill the mandate when faced with the prohibition of armed men." We plan to get close to a thousand people. But we need to keep the rules in place could whitewash it because it is expensive, " the Secretary General said, noting that the OSCE does not want to put at risk the lives of the observers.
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 ".