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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 12 August 2015

Publishing date: 13 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 – with its UAV experiencing severe jamming – and security considerations. Ceasefire violations were recorded in numerous locations, especially at and around Donetsk airport...

OSCE Strengthens Capacity of Ukrainian NGOs in Trial Monitoring

Publishing date: 15 July 2015
KYIV, 15 July 2015 – OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) jointly with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) completed a two-day training for Ukrainian non-governmental organizations on best practices in trial monitoring...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 9 July 2015

Publishing date: 10 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*; persistent jamming of SMM UAVs over “DPR”-controlled areas was during the reporting period a major hindrance to monitoring in those areas. The SMM continued to observe ceasefire violations at and around the Donetsk airport. The situation was calm in and around Shyrokyne. The Luhansk region remained largely calm although the SMM noted indications of recent fighting...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 1 July 2015

Publishing date: 2 July 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The fighting at and around Donetsk airport continued with increased intensity. The SMM revisited a number of Ukrainian Armed Forces, “DPR” and “LPR” heavy weapons holding areas.

OSCE completes training for Tajik border law enforcement agencies on phytosanitary and veterinary control systems

Publishing date: 26 June 2015
DUSHANBE, 26 June 2015- Twenty-five officers from Tajikistan border enforcement agencies successfully completed the OSCE training on phytosanitary and veterinary control systems at the border checkpoints in Dushanbe today...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:30 (Kyiv time), 1 June 2015

Publishing date: 2 June 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations *. The SMM observed continuing ceasefire violations in and around Donetsk airport; Luhansk region remained relatively calm. Due to current security concerns, the SMM did not visit Shyrokyne...

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

Publishing date: 1 June 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by third parties and security considerations*. The SMM continued to observe a significant number of ceasefire violations in and around Donetsk and Donetsk airport. The SMM continued to be unable to travel to Avdiivka, Shyrokyne and certain other locations in “DPR”-controlled areas due to security considerations...