Call for Belarus to Uphold its OSCE Election-Related Commitments and Respect Human Rights

As delivered by Deputy Secretary Stephen E. Biegun to the Special Permanent Council, Vienna August 28, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for calling this important meeting today. And it is an honor to be here with all of you. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of meeting in Vilnius with Belarusian opposition candidate Sviatlana ...
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Appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Press Statement Robert Palladino  Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2019 The United States welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik of Turkey as Chief Monitor of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). As the OSCE marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the SMM, we recognize the crucial visibility it provides ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT April 23, 2017 The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner,: Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message to the Russian leadership that, although the United States is interested in improving ...
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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 ...
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Telephonic Press Briefing by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel Baer

July 29, 2016 Brussels Media Hub Moderator:  Thank you so much and greetings to everybody from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of you who have dialed in on this Friday morning from across Europe and I’d like to thank you for joining in today’s discussion. We are pleased this ...
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