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Russia: Ceasefire in Ukraine 'is working' says OSCE SecGen01:24

Russia: Ceasefire in Ukraine 'is working' says OSCE SecGen

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 12, 2015 at 14:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in Moscow on Monday that a recently-agreed ceasefire between the warring parties "is working."

The ceasefire has now “opened up a space" for the organisation to engage in other functions, according to Lamberto Zannier; including assisting in the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line of the conflict. The 'Normandy Quartet' of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia agreed on the withdrawal of light weaponry from Ukraine's frontline in Paris 10 days ago.

Zannier made the comments on the sidelines of a meeting with representatives from the Collective Security Treaty Organization. He added that the OSCE now aims to prioritise the "political side of the process," including monitoring upcoming elections in Ukraine.

Russia: Ceasefire in Ukraine 'is working' says OSCE SecGen01:24
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The Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said in Moscow on Monday that a recently-agreed ceasefire between the warring parties "is working."

The ceasefire has now “opened up a space" for the organisation to engage in other functions, according to Lamberto Zannier; including assisting in the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line of the conflict. The 'Normandy Quartet' of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia agreed on the withdrawal of light weaponry from Ukraine's frontline in Paris 10 days ago.

Zannier made the comments on the sidelines of a meeting with representatives from the Collective Security Treaty Organization. He added that the OSCE now aims to prioritise the "political side of the process," including monitoring upcoming elections in Ukraine.