Change the mandate of the Special observation mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine for performance of the functions of monitoring the ceasefire will not be required, but need strengthening mission, said Tuesday Last news Russia's envoy to the OSCE Andrey Kelin on the results of special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.
first Deputy press Secretary OSCE Natasha Rajakovic said Last news that the participating States of the OSCE have the opportunity to consider the change of the mandate of the SMM to the execution of the Minsk agreements.
"Change the mandate of the mission until not will need, you'll need strengthening," said Kelin Last news .
according to him, the number of observers in the East of Ukraine will be increased To 350 people. In the near future 56 observers will be transferred to the East from other parts of Ukraine.
"They will start to work as soon as you receive additional equipment, namely armored vehicles. Also, consider the possibility of attracting additional unmanned aerial vehicles and obtaining satellite images and technical means of surveillance in the form of web cameras and special radar that would track the use of heavy weapons, " said Kelin.
He added that now the mission is preparing to perform the functions of the execution paragraph of the Minsk agreement on withdrawal of heavy weapons.
According to k?lin, special session of the OSCE Permanent Council, which includes Authorized all 57 participating States of the OSCE, was convened on Tuesday to raise additional funds for SMM monitoring the ceasefire in the Donbass.
"The permanent Council was convened to ensure that all States parties were involved in the process of mission support and strengthen it. Prior to this, the first day of the weekend and Sunday, it was discussed by a small group of countries with our participation. Now all is involved in this process. I'll need a special financial effort from everyone, " said Kelin.
some countries have already made promises for additional help, He said." Someone gave promise of their own additional contribution of money, some appliances. Revived fraco-German initiative on supply mission satellite imagery, " said the Russian Ambassador.