OSCE chief, Ukraine's FM complete joint visit to Donbas

23:30, 04 January 2017
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Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and OSCE Chairman, Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz completed their joint visit to Donetsk region today, January 4, 2017, MFA Ukraine reported on Facebook.


"The completion of the visit to Donetsk region. Pavlo Klimkin and Sebastian Kurz thanked the special forces of the State Guard Department of Ukraine for their work," the report says.

A photograph is also posted showing the two officials posing at the airfield near a military helicopter.

Read alsoOSCE Chairman Kurz comments on his visit to DonbasAs UNIAN wrote earlier, during Kurz's two-day visit to Donbas, there came a report on Austria providing a further EUR 2 million humanitarian aid for Donbas residents.

Read alsoU.S. envoy to OSCE calls Russian aggression against Ukraine "major threat" to security of OSCE member statesDuring the visit, Kurz also stated he was dissatisfied with the current status quo in Donbas, adding that he saw no other alternative to Minsk agreements. According to him, a complete ceasefire should be the basis for holding elections in Donbas. Furthermore, he assured that he would make every effort to ensure technical assistance to the OSCE SMM to conduct 24/7 monitoring in Donbas.

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