"Could see situation in Eastern Ukraine first hand today - visited checkpoint Pyshevyk together with the OSCE monitoring mission," he wrote on Twitter.

Read alsoUkraine's FM, OSCE's new head pay a joint visit to Donetsk region (photo)"Our goal as OSCE is that the ceasefire is fully respected and the situation for the local population in Ukraine is improved," Kurz tweeted.

As the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry told UNIAN, the visit to Donetsk region is aimed at familiarizing the head of the Foreign Ministry of Austria in the early days of this country’s OSCE presidency with the state of implementation of Minsk agreements, socio-economic situation in the region due to the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, as well as charitable projects with the participation of Austrian humanitarian organizations.