Russia’s Lavrov to Address OSCE’s Objectivity With Envoy to Ukraine Sept. 8-9



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August 31 – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will raise the need for objective reporting from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) special monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine at a meeting with the OSCE special envoy to Ukraine next week, the ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday. “The special representative of the OSCE chair on Ukraine Martin Sajdik will pay a working visit to Moscow on September 8-9, during which he will meet the Russian Foreign Minister,” Maria Zakharova told reporters She said Lavrov and Sajdik planned to discuss in detail the Ukrainian crisis resolution, including through the conflicting sides carrying out their obligations hammered out in the Minsk ceasefire agreements. “Russia intends to draw Mr. Sajdik’s attention to the need to improve the objectivity and impartiality of [the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission’s] reporting,” Zakharova stressed.