Germany Wants to Spread OSCE Mission to Azov Sea

This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas


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On Thursday, at the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OSCE countries in Milan, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas said the OSCE should expand its monitoring mission to the Azov Sea.

Maas said he wants to discuss this issue at the Normandy Format meeting, which will take place on Dec. 11, Deutsche Welle reported.

In addition, Maas also met with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Russia, Pavlo Klimkin and Sergey Lavrov respectively, to discuss the proposal for future negotiations.

“As for me, the Ukrainian side reacted to this proposition positively. Russia, on the contrary, quite skeptical,” Maas said.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the parties agreed to continue the dialogue within the framework of Klimkin’s visit to Germany next week.

“Ukraine expects Germany’s further leadership in shaping a strong and comprehensive EU response to the Kremlin’s militant rhetoric and aggressive actions that threaten the security of the Euro-Atlantic area,” the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads.

Source Deutsche Welle
date 07.12.2018
categories Ukraine
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