Opposition activists carry the Ukrainian national flag during an action of protest against the current regime in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

15.9.2014 | Von:
Organisation für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa (OSZE)

Dokumentation: Presseerklärung der OSZE über die Einhaltung des Waffenstillstands

Die OSZE-Beobachtermission hat am 15. September eine Presseerklärung herausgegeben, um ihre Einschätzung zur Einhaltung des Waffenstillstandes zwischen den prorussischen Separatisten und der ukrainischen Armee zu erläutern. Hier finden Sie die Erklärung im englischen Original.

Auch OSZE-Botschafterin Heidi Tagliavini vermittelte zwischen den Konfliktparteien in Minsk.Auch OSZE-Botschafterin Heidi Tagliavini vermittelte zwischen den Konfliktparteien in Minsk. (© picture-alliance/AP)

OSCE Chief Monitor in Ukraine urges all sides to allow monitors to carry out duties safely

KYIV, 15 September, 2014 – Chief Monitor of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan today urged all sides to allow monitors to carry out their duties and verification of the ceasefire regime safely after a series of incidents which put their lives at serious risk.

Apakan said that on the evening of 14 September, vehicles of an SMM patrol monitoring the east of Donetsk, consistent with its duties under the Protocol, were struck by artillery fragments. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. "We profoundly regret the fact that our teams were substantially endangered during the course of their agreed monitoring mission. This is entirely unacceptable," said Apakan.

He reminded all sides that the SMM is tasked in the provisions of the Minsk Protocol of 5 September with ensuring monitoring and verification of the ceasefire regime. He said that teams operating in Donetsk and Luhansk have reported a series of breaches of these provisions, and that they have increased in the last 48 hours.

"We call on all sides to abide by the ceasefire commitment as agreed in Minsk, and to allow for full monitoring of the implementation of this regime. The SMM is determined to continue its mission, as mandated by the OSCE’s 57 participating States. In this regard, activities of the SMM in the eastern region of Ukraine will continue."

Quelle: http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/123591


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