MINSK, 3 March 2016 – The Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan welcomed the decisions on mine action and prohibition of live-fire exercises, endorsed yesterday in Minsk by the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG).
As the co-ordinator of the TCG’s working group on security issues, the SMM Chief Monitor Apakan facilitated elaboration of both decisions.
“The SMM welcomes both decisions and will help support their implementation through monitoring and reporting, in line with its mandate,” said Apakan.
“The Memorandum, endorsed in Minsk in September 2014, foresees the creation of a security zone of the non-use of weapons. …read more