Russia says close to agreement on OSCE monitors for Ukraine

by Reuters
Friday, 21 March 2014 09:48 GMT

MOSCOW, March 21 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that members of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe were close to a deal to send observers from the security and democracy body to Ukraine.

"We have already practically agreed a draft decision" on an observer mission, Lavrov told President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks, adding that observers would be sent to western and central regions in addition to the largely Russian-speaking east and southeast.

Lavrov earlier on Friday criticised Western calls for OSCE observers to be sent to Crimea, which Russia has annexed. (Writing by Steve Gutterman)

Latest News
Comments Close
Russia says close to agreement on OSCE monitors for Ukraine

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus