EU supports OSCE mediation in Belarus crisis

The EU Foreign ministers have been addressing the situation in Belarus during their meeting in Gymnich informal format which took place in Berlin for two days August 27-28. «The European Union does not recognise the results of the election and considers the actions of the authorities unacceptable» said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell at…

Azerbaijan blocks OSCE representative mandate

Harlem Désir, an influential figure who has worked fearlessly for the protection of the free press, will no longer serve as Representative on Freedom of the Media at OSCE after Azerbaijan and Tajikistan blocked the renewal of his mandate. Thank you so much Rebecca, it has been an honour to work with you and @RSF_inter…

EU-OSCE against Russia «foreign agent» law

“The State Duma of the Russian Federation this week passed, in the third and final reading, a legislative act widening the scope of the already existing “foreign agent” media law, under which also individuals may be recognised as “foreign agents” says the statement of the European External Action Service spokesperson. “The European Union has repeatedly…

OSCE records ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk

“In Donetsk region, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded more ceasefire violations, however, fewer explosions (about 110), compared with the previous reporting period (about 150 explosions). The majority of ceasefire violations were recorded at southerly directions of Chermalyk (government-controlled, 31km north-east of Mariupol), in areas south of Horlivka (non-government-controlled, 39km north-east of Donetsk) and in areas…

Nagorno Karabakh signal for progress

“Exchanges in recent months between the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, as well as meetings of the Foreign Ministers under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, most recently in Paris…

Cyril accuses Kiev politics of invading in God realm

Patriarch Cyril  (Kirill) of Moscow and All Russia launched an appeal to heads of the the United Nations and OSCE secretary generals and the leaders of France and Germany, drawing their attention to violations of the rights of bishops, priests and parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations said…

Mogherini and Lavrov discussed INF Treaty

The EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, today in the margins of OSCE Ministerial Council in Milan. .@FedericaMog met with the Foreign Minister of the 🇷🇺Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, today in the margins of the 25th OSCE Ministerial Council in Milanhttps://t.co/5SqO3OegO1 pic.twitter.com/PeOrtsecnU — European External Action Service – EEAS 🇪🇺…

EU against militarisation of Azov sea

During second October Plenary in Strasbourg following the debate with the EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini  a group of  MEPs proposed a Motion for the European parliament resolution against militarisation of the Azov sea. The document  “condemns the Russian Federation for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty by means of the illegal construction of the Kerch bridge, the increased militarisation…

EU calls for transparent investigation of Babchenko assassination

“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was killed at his home in Kyiv on 29 May”- the External Action Service reacted in a statement of a spokesperson. EU expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Arkady Babchenko. Each time…

Russian police brutality “not justified”

“The detention of over a thousand demonstrators and violence used against them by the Russian authorities across the country today threaten the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly in the Russian Federation” – says the text of the statement of the European External Action Service (EEAS). Лучшие фотографии московских фотокоров «Новой газеты» с акции ….