OSCE Stopped a Mission in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, July 2, 2022
OSCE Stopped a Mission in Ukraine

On July 1, the OSCE stopped working in Ukraine through the veto of Russia

The OSCE coordinator’s office has been working in Ukraine since 1999. Because of the Russian invasion and the position of the aggressor country on the work of the organization, the question of continuing the work was considered from the beginning of the war. First, the monitoring commission removed its employees on the first day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. For a long time, the organization looked at the working conditions in a war-torn country. However, in April, the Russian Federation imposed an unexplained ban on the Monitoring commission’s presence in Ukraine. To date, 57 countries have joined the organization, and if one country refuses to work in any country, the mission has to close. That is what happened in Ukraine because of the Russian Federation.

The project coordinator in Ukraine helped to reform the Ukrainian legal and legal sector, bringing the country closer to European standards. The OSCE mission also assisted in the implementation of important social projects in Ukraine: environmental protection, improvement of the educational process, and combating human trafficking and cybercrime.

Does Russia want to conceal its crimes in this way, or does it refuse trials concerning the war? After all, the OSCE mission to Ukraine since 2014 is aimed at creating the conditions for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

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