OSCE: Ukrainian and Russian militaries to meet tomorrow for talks on ending fighting at Donetsk airport
The Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has announced that representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian military are to meet in Donetsk on November 5 to discuss ways to end violence at Donetsk airport.
According to the press service of the OSCE, the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE has visited the Joint Centre on Control and Coordination in Debaltseve, where the representatives of the General Staffs of Ukraine and Russia held a meeting "in the absence of their chiefs." Representatives of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People’s Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic" were also present at this meeting.
The representatives of Ukraine and have informed the OSCE Mission about the number of officers involved from both sides in the operation of the Joint Centre on Control and Coordination.
"The Ukrainian representative reported 62 Ukrainians, while the Russian representative reported 76 Russian officers present for the meeting at the Joint Centre on Control and Coordination," the statement reads.
The representatives of Ukraine and Russia also "notified the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission that their chiefs were absent due to a high-priority meeting scheduled for November 5 in Donetsk to discuss the cessation of violence around the airport."
As UNIAN reported earlier, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission announced in late October that the representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the breakaway DNR and LNR were holding meetings to exchange information on violations of the ceasefire.