OSCE's Apakan calls for full demining in eastern Ukraine on anniversary of Joseph Stone's death Apakan called for full compliance with commitments made to remove landmines and to stop planting new ones.
17:50, 23 April 2019
OSCE's Apakan: Sixteen elderly people died in Donbas crossing contact line since winter start Apakan stressed the situation in the east of Ukraine remains volatile.
13:05, 05 April 2019
OSCE's Apakan: Political will needed for long-term sustainable solution to conflict in eastern Ukraine Commitments already made have to be translated into concrete action on the ground, Apakan said.
16:54, 28 September 2018
OSCE's Apakan: Security situation around Donetsk Filtration Station remains critical Apakan says the OSCE SMM is recording ceasefire violations on a daily basis, sometimes more than 100 violations a day in the wider DFS area.
23:41, 06 June 2018
OSCE's Apakan: Failure to implement Minsk deal jeopardizes Donetsk filtration station's work The OSCE SMM sometimes records hundreds of ceasefire violations on a daily basis in the wider area surrounding the Donetsk filtration station.
23:27, 03 May 2018
OSCE SMM's Chief Monitor: Protection of civilians in Donbas must be paramount Access to basic necessities, such as water, food and medicine, is threatened by, among others, the lack of measurable steps to cease fire, withdraw weapons, disengage, and de-mine.
13:23, 26 April 2018
OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan welcomes recommitment to ceasefire in eastern Ukraine Apakan said people in eastern Ukraine want to return to their normal lives.
16:03, 03 March 2018
OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan urges restraint as eastern Ukraine sees escalation <p>Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan on December 19 called for restraint and full adherence to the agreed ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to an announcement by the OSCE SMM.</p>
16:33, 19 December 2017
OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan calls on all sides to prevent environmental disaster in Donbas <p>Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has called on all parties to the military conflict in Donbas to make every effort to protect the civilian infrastructure from an environmental disaster.</p>
10:00, 06 June 2017
OSCE Chief Monitor Apakan condemns sexual harassment of SMM patrol member in Donetsk region <p>The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, condemns the sexual harassment of an SMM patrol member by an armed man in the non-government controlled area of Donetsk region, which took place on May 5.</p>
17:02, 08 May 2017
OSCE SMM to continue its work in Donbas - Apakan <p>The Special Monitoring Mission will continue to fulfill its mandate in eastern Ukraine and calls for an investigation to hold accountable those responsible for the tragic incident involving the OSCE SMM patrol, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor Ertugrul Apakan said in a statement on April 24.</p>
11:40, 24 April 2017