The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the capital of Russia will discuss with the Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier on the situation in Ukraine, the immigration crisis in the European Union and the preparations for the December Council of foreign Ministers of the OSCE.
As said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, in addition to meeting with Lavrov, the President of planned contacts with the leadership of the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO).
"during the conversation with the Russian Minister is expected to discuss the role of the OSCE in promoting the resolution of conflict situations in Ukraine and functioning of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE. It is planned to exchange views on the process of preparation of the Council of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the OSCE - It was planned for December 3-4, in Belgrade, on the subject of European security ", - said Zakharov.
in her expressions, it is expected that Lavrov and Zannier also discussed the "refugee crisis" in the European Union.
Head of European integration Department Institute for international relations (MGIMO, Russian University departmental MFA) Nikolay Kaveshnikov considers that the implementation of the Minsk agreements will be Central to the conversation of Lavrov and Zannier." It is clear that the main topic for discussion is implementation of the Minsk agreements and the additional agreements that were reached in the " Normandy format ", - said the specialist Last news .
according to his statement, " the OSCE's role here is extremely significant, all parties to the conflict recognize that the OSCE is in relation to the neutral observer, quite honestly, to the best of their ability, performs the task of monitoring ".
"the agenda issues of the political settlement in Ukraine, which implies a reform of the electoral law, the reform of the law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions and international monitoring of elections, which, hopefully, will take place in February in Donetsk and Lugansk. This international monitoring, without doubt, will be to carry out structures of the OSCE, " he continued Kaveshnikov.
He believes that differences in the positions of Russia and the OSCE As such, there is only the differences that are unavoidable." I wouldn't focus on the differences with the OSCE, As the differences are between the positions of Russia and European countries in relation to assessments of the situation in Ukraine. The OSCE As an organization has been monitoring during his mandate, and then, without a doubt, there are operational differences, but they have working character " - said Kaveshnikov.