OSCE again calls for protection of civilians in Donbas

June 8, 2017

The OSCE’s special representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, Martin Sajdik, on Wednesday urged again the sides of the Ukrainian conflict to protect civilians, local media reported.

Following a meeting of the Contact Group which is a group of representatives from Ukraine, Russia and OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), Sajdik reiterated that security should become a top priority for the conflicting parties.

He said the security is associated with a complex approach combining the observance of the ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and forces, and mine clearance.

Meanwhile, Sajdik urged the parties to promptly respond to all the requests of the special monitoring mission of OSCE, particularly on the transfer of maps necessary for mine clearance.

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