The OSCE is ready to open a new patrol base in the Donbas when the insurgents provided security guarantees
The OSCE mission is ready to open a new patrol base in the occupied part of Donbas, but so far that is awaiting security guarantees for activities of observers from fighters.
This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine Alexander hug during a Skype-inclusion from the occupied Debaltsevo at the briefing in response to the question regarding the intention of the mission to open the advanced patrol bases of SMM in the occupied territories of Donbass – Anthracite, Sorokin (Krasnodon), Novoazovsk and Amvrosiyivka, writes UNIAN.
“I can confirm that we have plans and we are willing to establish advanced patrol bases in the localities you have mentioned, and others, and we will raise this question to all those who need to address this issue,” he said.
According to huga, at present, the observer mission had not received adequate assurances from the rebels that control the territory.
“You need to fully understand from those who own the actual control. They understand our safety requirements, and once we get that understanding from them, we will open the base. We have provided an appropriate budget. And as soon as we get guarantees from the individuals who own the actual control, we will begin execution of these plans,” – said the Deputy Chairman of the OSCE SMM in Ukraine.
In addition the BBC said that the limitation of access of observers in the Donbass “is done for the sole reason that they do not want us to see what was going on in those areas.”
“But we insist on the unhindered and free access in all regions of Ukraine, including in areas that are not controlled by the government of Ukraine”, – he concluded.
We will remind, recently the militants were not allowed OSCE members in the resort of sedovo, calling it a “border zone with a special status”. The terrorists claim that to enter the city need to get permission from the so-called “DNR”.