Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine recorded the 225 violations of the ceasefire in the Donbass after the entry into force of additional measures on provision of the armistice on July 27, according to the daily mission report.
"Starting from 0.01 27 July to the end of the reporting period (19.30 July 31 - ed.), the SMM in the total of 225 recorded violations of silence regime", - stated in the report, released by the press service of the OSCE.
Meeting 3 2 in the framework of the OSCE Minsk group (the three co-chairs from Russia, USA and France and the foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan) on the situation in the Armenian-Azerbaijani border could take place in early autumn, if conditions allow, the relations of the two countries and the pandemic coronavirus, reported RIA Novosti a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
"The meeting in the format of 3 2 in the framework of the OSCE Minsk group could take place in early autumn, if conditions allow, the relations of the two States and the dynamics of the pandemic," - said the Agency interlocutor.
Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich on Thursday called unacceptable the attack on the American police on the film crew of the First channel in Portland and urged Washington to ensure the proper attitude towards journalists in accordance with international obligations.
Earlier, Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".
Permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the OSCE strongly condemned the police attack on journalists "First channel" in Portland and called on American colleagues to comply with decision of the OSCE Ministerial Council on the safety of journalists.
Previously RIA Novosti reported that Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".
A member of the Duma Committee on information policy Anton Burners proposed to discuss at the UN and the OSCE, the issue of censorship and the imposition of the ideology of "American tolerance" on Facebook and Twitter.
Earlier Thursday, the portal Motherboard published screenshots of the internal system of the service Twitter. They depict applied to each user filters, for example, whether his account has been suspended, permanently suspended, or has protected status.
Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE are unable to observe the elections of the President of Belarus because of the lack of invitation, informed RIA Novosti the representative of the office of Kate Andrush.
Earlier, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that he expects the issuance of an invitation of the OSCE / ODIHR to observe the presidential election in the Republic, and then the Bureau will resolve this issue "on the merits".
The foreign Ministry of Belarus has extended invitations to observe the elections of the President, appointed on 9 August, the OSCE / ODIHR, CIS, SCO, the press Secretary of the Belarusian foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz.
Earlier Wednesday, the OSCE / ODIHR issued a statement, which States that the Bureau will not send an observation mission for the presidential elections in Belarus, because it has not received an invitation from the authorities.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group urged Baku and Yerevan to resume substantive negotiations and to again take observers said in a joint statement the co-chairs, the press service of the OSCE.
"The OSCE Minsk group urge the parties to resume substantive negotiations as soon as possible and noted the importance of the return of OSCE observers to the region as soon as circumstances permit," - said in a statement.
In Kyiv is actively preparing a military scenario of solving the problem of Donbass, this is evidenced by the recent statements of the Ukrainian authorities, said on Thursday Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
According to him, increasingly there are attempts by Ukrainian officials to escalate war hysteria. So, despite actually launched a campaign of preparation for the scheduled for the autumn local elections again operated hackneyed myth of the "external threat".
The OSCE parliamentary Assembly informed the Belarusian Parliament that because of the epidemiological situation will not be able to send its observers to the presidential elections in Belarus said Tuesday in Minsk, the head of the Commission for international Affairs of the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Savinykh.
"I've discussed this with the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. Certainly, we are interested in inviting our colleagues. But OSCE PA already said that they will not be able to send us their observers. This is due to the epidemiological situation (due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19)," - said Savinykh told reporters.
Kyiv is considering the introduction of Donbass peacekeepers, the OSCE, as the organization has such a mandate, said Monday Deputy Prime Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov in the broadcast program "Freedom of speech" on ICTV channel.
As suggested by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, the peacekeepers, the OSCE can be the possibility that "maybe the party would be ready to accept."
The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir, the report on the activities of his office were told about the cases of discrimination against journalists, the Agency Sputnik that required his response.
Report on the activities of the office for the period from November 21, 2019 July 2, 2020 And presented at the OSCE permanent Council.
Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE noted the xenophobic rhetoric of the current President of Poland Andrzej Duda during the election campaign.
Sunday in Poland, the first round of the presidential elections, which was attended by 11 candidates. After processing, almost 100% of the ballots by a large margin from the competition in the second round out Duda and the opposition candidate, the mayor of Warsaw, rafał Trzaskowski.
The threat of terrorism in the context of a pandemic threat takes on a new dimension, says the Director of the Department of new challenges and threats Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Tarabrin.
"This threat is, unfortunately, not relegated to the plan, on the contrary, in the context of the global pandemic it may acquire its new and dangerous dimension. Socio-economic consequences of the crisis in several countries of the world turn into a serious radicalization of public sentiment, creating additional opportunities for international terrorist organizations, including their "sleeper cells", to recruit their supporters, the terrorist attacks and the outreach of shares, including through "new viral threats," said Tarabrin during the annual OSCE conference on review of problems in the field of security.
The Ukrainian authorities have received from the U.S. a batch of missiles FGM-148E for anti-tank Javelin and additional equipment totaling more than $ 27 million, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of defence.
Earlier, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported that it will be given weapons and equipment for $ 60 million, including walkie-talkies, ammunition and missiles Javelin.
The EU expects Belarus will officially invite OSCE representatives to monitor presidential elections as soon as possible, reads the statement of the representative of the Foreign service of the EU.
Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 9 August. In the political campaigns 19 of the June 13 presidential candidates in getting signatures for his nomination candidates. At least for registration is 100 thousand valid signatures. The decision on registration of candidates will be taken by the CEC.
Moscow is concerned about military biological activity of the USA in laboratories dual-use located in Ukraine and in Georgia, said Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
At the meeting of the OSCE permanent Council Lukashevich drew attention to the activities of bioepilyatsii laboratories dual purpose, created by the United States in the OSCE area. In particular, we are talking about foreign military biological activity in Georgia, primarily on the basis of the Center named Lugar in the village Alekseevka near Tbilisi, and also more than ten similar in purpose objects on the territory of Ukraine.
Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, the permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the Russian President Georgi Muradov called hypocrisy and slander of the statement of U.S. permanent representative to the OSCE James Gilmore about unleashed by Russia "campaign of oppression in the Crimea."
Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The diplomat noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. Statement presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.
The state Duma Deputy Mikhail Sheremet said that the call of US Ambassador to the OSCE James Gilmore to stop the "campaign of oppression in the Crimea" looks at least surprising, and invited him to relax on the Peninsula.
Earlier, Gilmore urged Russia to end its "campaign of oppression" in Crimea to return to Ukraine's full control over the Peninsula, immediately to release all political prisoners and withdraw its troops and military equipment from Eastern Ukraine. According to him, Russia continues the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, the Black sea and the Azov sea. The Ambassador noted that the United States will never recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, the sanctions will remain in place as long as the Peninsula will not return back to Ukraine. The statement was presented to the OSCE permanent Council in Vienna and posted on the website of the U.S. mission.
Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich called the manifestation of unwarranted cruelty targeted spraying by police of Minneapolis pepper spray in the face of the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev.
"The Russian foreign Ministry already assessed the actions of the police, who used rubber bullets and tear gas against members of the media. Repeat that is considered as a manifestation of unwarranted cruelty targeted spraying by police of Minneapolis pepper spray in the face of the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev, despite the clear identification of him as a journalist", - said Lukashevich on the online meeting of the OSCE permanent Council.
The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir on Monday urged the US authorities to provide safe work of journalists covering the protests, during which he suffered a RIA Novosti correspondent Mikhail Turgiev.
"I am deeply concerned about the number of incidents and attacks by the police and demonstrators on journalists covering protests in the US in the last days. Many of these incidents included the arrest and use of force by the police, including rubber bullets, pepper bullets, tear gas and pepper spray, as well as acts of violence by protesters. I urge the authorities to exercise restraint and to ensure that journalists can work in safety, lighting protests. The role of a free press is necessary to preserve at all times, and journalists must be able to transmit information without fear of violence, detention or intimidation", - quotes the Dezir, the press service of the organization.