OSCE saw “light at the end of the tunnel” for Donbass

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Photo: Sergey Averin / RIA Novosti

The armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine is not frozen, it is possible to allow. This statement on Wednesday, October 31, was made first Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine Alexander Hg, reports “Interfax”.

For the hug today was the last day on the job. “I’m leaving with a sense of anxiety and sadness. At the same time, I’m leaving with a sense of hope. I still see the light at the end of the tunnel. This conflict is not zakorenevshaya, not frozen and not frozen. You can end it by adopting the appropriate decision,” — he said at a briefing.

Hug recalled that he had worked at his post for about four years. “Believe me, I am not amused that I say: little has changed over this time,” he said.

“I leave this position with mixed feelings. Despite all that we did, despite the more than 700 civilian observers, hundreds of armoured vehicles to protect them, as well as technologies to help their work, despite round-the-clock dedication… violence does not stop. People are still dying. Will to end this conflict, and clearly can not be traced,” said hug.

He also said that the OSCE observers saw organized convoy of vehicles that crossed the uncontrolled Kiev areas of the Ukrainian-Russian border. “We also spoke with people who claimed that they are part of Russian regular troops are fighting on a rotational basis. We also saw traces of heavy weapons, which led to the border with the Russian Federation. All these facts highlighted in our daily reports,” — said hug.

On a post of the first Deputy head of SMM OSCE in Ukraine hug will replace British diplomat mark Etherington, last years worked in the mission under the guidance of a hug.

Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine started in March 2014 after the application of the government of Ukraine with the consent of the countries-participants of the organization. The main objectives of the mission are objective observation of the situation in the conflict zone and the establishment of dialogue between the participants.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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