OSCE armed mission in Donbas to be discussed in Vienna - Klimkin
The discussion on the introduction of an armed component of the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Donbas will continue at the platform in Vienna, where the headquarters of the organization is situated, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has said.
"We talked about the possibility of the introduction of an armed component of the OSCE. Views are quite different here [Normandy format members], but as a result of consistent pressure, it was agreed to continue the discussion at the Vienna platform," Klimkin said during an hour questions to the government at the plenary meeting in Kyiv on Friday.
The minister also said that "without performing a number of key security arrangements, including a complete cease-fire, and the most important - control by the OSCE, the full OSCE access to the territory of the occupied Donbas, the uncontrolled area border monitoring, without withdrawal of regular Russian troops and, of course, Russian mercenaries and Russian arms it is impossible to move ahead to other issues."