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OSCE SMM describes situation in Luhansk as calm.

DONETSK - The situation in Luhansk is calm, the number of armed people has fallen, the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has said. Observers saw unidentified people and military equipment in central Luhansk, SMM deputy head Alexander Hug said at a briefing on Friday. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

U.S. Mission to OSCE urges Russia to drop charges against Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko.

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on the Russian Federation to immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

- UNIAN - UA

Ilham Aliyev's visit to NATO headquarters marks another milestone, says Bryza.

The visit of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to NATO headquarters marks another milestone in relations between the two sides, Matthew Bryza, former US ambassador to Azerbaijan and former co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in occupied Luhansk.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has said its monitors maintained restricted patrolling in the occupied city of Luhansk on November 21 and November 22 due to the blocking of a number of streets by armed men.

- UNIAN - UA

UNIAN: OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in Luhansk.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has said its monitors maintained restricted patrolling in the separatist-held city of Luhansk on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 due to the blocking of a number of streets by armed men. The post UNIAN: OSCE monitors maintain restricted patrolling in Luhansk appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

112.ua: OSCE continues to note military equipment, armed men in Luhansk.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission  continues to note the presence of military-type vehicles and unidentified armed men – many of them with white arm-bands and covered faces – in the centre of Luhansk city. This was reported by the OSCE press service. The post 112.ua: OSCE continues to note military ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Armenian FM again resorts to lies, Azerbaijan says.

It is obvious that substantive and intensive negotiations conducted by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs following the meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia held in Geneva on October 16 seriously worry Armenia, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Klimkin says situation in Luhansk can be used to limit OSCE SMM's activities.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has expressed the opinion that the situation in occupied Luhansk could be used to restrict the scope of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission . “We must worry about the safety of our OSCE monitoring mission, since this situation can be used to limit their scope of activities and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: OSCE spots military column entering occupied Luhansk .

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has spotted a military column entering the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, which was previously reported by users of social networks. The post UNIAN: OSCE spots military column entering occupied Luhansk appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko holds emergency meeting of war cabinet due to situation in Luhansk.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has convened an emergency meeting of the Military Office of the National Security and Defense Council in connection with the latest developments in the separatist stronghold of Luhansk, during which he heard reports from the heads of defense and law enforcement agencies and instructed ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

OSCE spots military column entering occupied Luhansk.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine has spotted a military column entering the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk, which was previously reported by users of social networks.

- UNIAN - UA

Baku protests against illegal Karabakh regime's 'head' France visit

Azerbaijan strongly protests against the visit of the head' of the illegal regime created in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, Bako Sahakyan, to France, one of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Russian FM on possibility of expanding OSCE MG format

- Today.Az - AZ

OSCE official: Only way to resolve Karabakh conflict – to return to negotiation table

- Today.Az - AZ

Russian FM on possibility of expanding OSCE MG format

Proposals regarding possible expansion of the OSCE Minsk Group format can be used as 'spoilers', Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint press conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku on November 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

OSCE official: Only way to resolve Karabakh conflict – to return to negotiation table

The only way to resolve the long-standing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the return of the sides to the negotiation table in good faith, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger told Interfax on November 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

OSCE still planning to enlarge Ukraine mission

MOSCOW - There are plans to increase the number of OSCE monitors stationed in Ukraine, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger told Interfax in an interview. “The SMM does intend to increase the number of monitors and further deployments are in hand,” Greminger said. “The SMM currently has 635 ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia interested in helping in every possible way to seek a solution to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Sergey Lavrov

Russia, as a member of the trio of co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, is interested in helping in every possible way to seek solutions and ensure the movement towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

- AzerNews - AZ

Several int'l NGOs trying to undermine processes between Azerbaijan, EU'

In anticipation of the fifth Eastern Partnership summit planned to be held in Brussels Nov. 24 between Azerbaijan and the EU, a number of international non-governmental organizations began to attack Azerbaijan, the country's MP, Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Azay Guliyev said at a plenary session of the ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Alexander Hug: OSCE SMM could send its patrols to monitor prisoner exchange in Donbas

DONETSK - The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is ready, if formally requested, to help the Donbas conflicting parties exchange prisoners, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug told Interfax on Nov.17. “The issues of exchanging detained persons are discussed in the Trilateral Contact Group's working ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

OSCE to US and Russia: Quit designating media as agents

OSCE media freedom representative Harlem Desir says he is worried by a series of recent measures introduced by the US and Russia. These countries are requiring media entities from other countries to register themselves as “foreign agents," the OSCE said in a statement.

- B92 - SK

OSCE says disengagement of forces in Donbas stalled

The process of the disengagement of forces at three previously negotiated areas in Donbas is far from the completion and has stalled a long ago, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug said. The process of the disengagement of forces and hardware, which is one of the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

- Reuters - US

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