The OSCE permanent Council is discussing the issue of the renewal of the mandate of the OSCE observation mission to the Russian border points " Donetsk " and " Gukovo " on a boundary line with Ukraine, said on Thursday, Acting Chief of mission Paul Picard.
" There are discussions in the Permanent Council on the renewal of the mandate. We expect decisions, " said Picard at the press conference. He added that also discusses the extension of the mandate on the other border. However, the solution until it is not accepted, RIA " Novosti. " " the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov Century made the initiative to send an observation mission on the border " Donetsk " and " Gukovo ", because the Ukrainian side has lost the supervision over their border on the reverse side. To date, the Ukrainian side has lost the supervision over the other border. For this reason, the discussion was not only an extension, but the extension of the mandate on other points, " said Picard. The permanent Council adopted conclusions on the direction of a small mission on two pornpost July 24. The mandate - 3 months - expires October 23, reminded Picard.