OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug to visit eastern Ukraine
KYIV, 17 November 2017 – The Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug will travel to eastern Ukraine from 19 to 25 November.
The purpose of his visit is to assess the security situation along the contact line and its impact on civilians and to evaluate pending repair projects for critical infrastructure. Moreover, he will encourage all concerned to work towards normalization of the situation. He also requested meetings and stands ready to discuss with Mr Zakharchenko and Mr Plotnitskiy security situation in the area and the implementation of the Minsk agreements as well as the impediments to SMM monitoring.
During the visit, Hug will join OSCE monitors as they patrol locations along the contact line. Journalists are invited to join Hug on these patrols.
He will also hold news briefings, the exact time and locations of which will be communicated via social media (@OSCE_SMM, www.facebook.com/oscesmm) in due course.
Media representatives need to take care of their own travel arrangements and accommodation as well as their access and ability to work in the area. Please note that the Mission cannot provide security or access guarantees for the media.
Journalists wishing to join Hug during the visit should contact:
Tetiana Tesliuchenko: +380 50 727 31 71; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
For PDF attachments or links to sources of further information, please visit: http://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine/357216
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