On 5 November Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Pavlo Klimkin received in Kyiv OSCE Secretary General Lamberto
Zannier. During the meeting the two sides discussed
outstanding issues of OSCE engagement in resolving the situation in the east of
Ukraine, which is a direct result of persistent violations of Helsinki
principles by the Russian Federation.
P.Klimkin underlined that finding a
way to a peaceful solution of the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions
and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a test of OSCE
In this regard it was emphasized that the OSCE Special
Monitoring Mission in Ukraine plays an important role in informing the
international community in an objective manner on the development of the
situation in Ukraine.
«SMM OSCE should be provided with all necessary
equipment for conducting effective monitoring and verification of the
ceasefire, as well as the state border between Ukraine and the Russian
Federation», Minister said.
The two sides also discussed the importance of
improving project activities of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine and
enhancing its cooperation with Ukrainian partners.