"A total of 504 observers of the OSCE SMM are now working in Ukraine, but I hope that this number will be increased up to 600 persons. And if the OSCE observers have the opportunity to get to the territories, where they could not get earlier, we will increase their number up to 1,000 persons," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE SMM said that the seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been a direct violation of the Minsk agreements.