Statement on Attack on SMM Monitors by Russia-led Separatists

We join OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor Ambassador Apakan in his unequivocal condemnation of yesterday’s attack on SMM monitors and theft of SMM UAV by Russia-led separatists. The SMM fulfills a critical role in observing military actions and movements along the line of contact, and its work helps save civilian lives. SMM monitors should ... Read More»

Ongoing Violations by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

As delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Kate M. Byrnes to the Permanent Council, Vienna February 2, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Two weeks ago, Ambassador Apakan warned the Permanent Council that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was “defined more in its breach than its observance.”  Tragically, his words are proving true.  The OSCE’s Special Monitoring ... Read More»
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