Russian Mission to the OSCE Blocks Ukraine Mandate for OSCE Observers

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: April 5, 2022; 21:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

Russia has blocked the extension of the mandate for the international OSCE observers in Ukraine. The Russian Invasion of Ukraine has decisively changed the situation for the observers there.

SMM has helped reduce tensions by monitoring and supporting the implementation of OSCE principles and commitments. / Picture: © OSCE / Mikhail Evstafiev (CC BY-ND 4.0)

Russia blocked the mandate for the Special Monitoring Mission of OSCE observers in Ukraine. This caused outrage among many diplomatic missions to the OSCE and within the OSCE itself. …