OSCE SMM ready for dialogue, including with new 'LPR' leadership - Hug
KYIV. Dec 4 (Interfax-Ukraine) - The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (OSCE SMM) is ready for a dialogue, including with the new leadership of certain districts of Luhansk region - the so-called "LPR," OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug has said.
He said this at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Monday. When asked whether he is ready to meet with the new leadership of the "LPR," Hug said that the OSCE's SMM was always ready for dialogue and expected everyone to join this dialogue. He said that the OSCE SMM had teams in Donetsk and Luhansk and they were ready to conduct this dialogue. He added that he could also conduct this dialogue if he visits Donetsk or Luhansk this year.
Hug noted that talks were the only way to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.