UK, US after changing OSCE’s mandate in Ukraine: Russia


According to Press TV, Churkin made the remarks on Friday after a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in eastern Ukraine, which was also attended by Erturgul Apakan, the Head of the OSCEs Special Monitoring Mission and Heidi Tagliavini, the OSCE’s Envoy to the Contact Group for peace settlement in Ukraine.

Churkin said “We were not especially enthusiastic about the meeting that was held today because attempts are being made to rewrite the Minsk accords, to preach to the OSCE what they should do and to impose the things standing far outside the mission’s mandate on it.”

The Russian envoy added that the OSCE was urged to extend its monitoring to include the entire Russia-Ukraine border and was asked what resources they needed for effective work.

Churkin said “There are the Minsk accords that contain an interpretation of the problem of the state border and there’s an appropriate mandate for it, and so what’s the sense of raising the issue at the Security Council?” adding “This is done simply to exert some psychological impact and, quite possibly, to divert attention.”

Churkin continued by saying that “instead of pressing forward with the demand to stop warring and implement the Minsk accords and fulfill the OSCE mandate, they’re trying to conjure up something vague.”


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