December 20, 2017

On December 18, the Meeting of professors and students with the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug took place in the Red Hall of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

In his speech, Alexander Hug emphasized that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission was deployed in Ukraine in 2014, even before the events in the east of our country.  Since then one of the main purposes of the mission is to obtain objective information on events in Ukraine, including on the border with the Russian Federation.  Today the objectives of the mission is monitoring of the situation and reporting, as well as establishing a dialogue.  Describing the situation in the east, A. Hug stressed that almost every three days there are serious incidents that directly threaten the life and security of not only the population in the occupied territories, but also the OSCE mission.

Alexander Hug also focused his attention on the peculiarities of the Minsk process and the role of the mission in Ukraine. The participants learned that today 380 Ukrainians are among the observers of the Special Monitoring Mission. The mission is constantly operating in ten cities of Ukraine, including Chernivtsi.

After the presentation anyone could ask questions as well as participate in the quiz about the mission in our country.