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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 31 July 2015

Publishing date: 1 August 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.” Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The overall security situation at and around Donetsk airport was tense. The situation in Mariupol was calm. In Luhansk region, the SMM did not record any ceasefire violations...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 30 July 2015

Publishing date: 31 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The SMM conducted crater analysis in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, after shelling impacted civilians and residential buildings. The SMM met with two persons being held at a pre-trial detention centre in Kyiv following their arrest at a checkpoint in the Donetsk region. An SMM patrol was threatened by an armed “DPR” member east of Mariupol.

OSCE Mission to Montenegro condemns deliberate damage done to official vehicle of public service broadcaster RTCG

Publishing date: 31 July 2015
PODGORICA, 31 July 2015 – The OSCE Mission to Montenegro today expressed concern over the recent damage done to a vehicle used by Rade Vojvodic, the General Director of the public service broadcaster RTCG...

ODIHR Director Link calls for greater efforts to educate youth about the Roma and Sinti genocide, ahead of the anniversary of the liquidation of the “Gypsy camp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Publishing date: 31 July 2015
WARSAW, 31 July 2015 – Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called today on OSCE participating States to focus on teaching youth about the Roma and Sinti genocide, in order to combat current forms of racism and discrimination against Roma and Sinti. The statement came ahead of Sunday’s 71st anniversary of the “Zigeunerlager”, or “Gypsy Camp”, liquidation at Auschwitz-Birkenau...

Youth from Albania and Serbia wrap up OSCE-supported Summer School in Tirana on inter-cultural dialogue in the digital era

Publishing date: 30 July 2015
TIRANA, 30 July 2015 – Some 34 young people from Albania and Serbia today completed a five-day long Summer School in Tirana on inter-cultural dialogue in the digital era, where they discussed and shared experiences and ideas on challenges facing the youth in their countries...

Spot Report by OSCE Observer Mission: A thirty-third Russian convoy of 52 vehicles crossed into Ukraine and returned back through Donetsk Border Crossing Point

Publishing date: 30 July 2015
On 30 July 2015 at 07:05hrs (Moscow time), a Russian convoy arrived at the Donetsk Border Crossing Point (BCP). A total of 52 vehicles were checked by the Russian border guard and customs services. All the vehicles had crossed back into the Russian Federation by 15:58hrs on 30 July...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 29 July 2015

Publishing date: 30 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The SMM noted an increase in ceasefire violations at and around the Donetsk airport...