The assessment team of the OSCE Secretariat took off on Wednesday in the Rostov region of the Russian Federation to visit border checkpoints Donetsk and Gukovo at the border line with Ukraine, said Last news Russia's envoy to the OSCE Andrei Kelin.
It is expected that the group will return at the weekend and will present its report at the beginning of the coming week.
" Today flew the Assessment team. She will work in Rostov region, including border crossings. It will meet, cooperation with Russian border guards will be provided. It is obliged to prepare a concept for the work of observers on the border of the Russian Federation), " said Kelin.
on the first day of the week the Russian Federation presented to the OSCE the proposal to send observers to the Russian border crossing points at the border line with Ukraine. This mission is beyond the powers of the mandate of the Special observation mission of the OSCE in Ukraine and requires a separate decision of the OSCE Permanent Council, which shall be adopted by consensus of all 57 States members of the organization.
Kelin said that in parallel to sending a needs assessment mission, in the headquarters of the OSCE in Vienna will continue this week's meeting between delegations considered the proposal of the Russian Federation." By Monday (Estimated) mission will present a report, which will be coordinated with the Russian party ", - said the head of the Department.
before in the OSCE Secretariat Last news said that the composition of the evaluation mission consists of 3 experts representing the conflict prevention Center, a division of the border Department of the transnational threats and Management of security OSCE).
" Evaluation mission will not, As such, to monitor the situation on the border. She goes to the preparatory purposes, As part of consultations between 57 States parties mandated and parameters of work of the OSCE mission on monitoring of the border ", said Last news in the press-service of the OSCE.