Newly appointed Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Mark Etherington on November 20 visited Donbas and met with the command of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO).
"Acting Commander of the JFO Major General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi met with Etherington," the JFO's press center wrote on Facebook.
During the conversation, Zaluzhnyi briefed the OSCE official on the security situation in Donbas.
"The parties also discussed security issues for members of the OSCE SMM. In particular, the acting commander of the JFO noted the Ukrainian side, within its authority, will continue to assist the Mission in creating proper conditions for fulfilling their duties," the JFO HQ said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Mark Etherington from the United Kingdom on November 1 re-joined the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine as Deputy Chief Monitor after Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine Alexander Hug's term had expired.