Showing posts with label international observers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label international observers. Show all posts

Friday, December 22, 2017

Putin, Merkel Agree to Try to Return Russian Observers to East Ukraine

Russian Observers
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone on Thursday and agreed to work to try to create the conditions to allow Russian ceasefire observers to return to east Ukraine, the Kremlin and Berlin said.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Syria is a sovereign state and must be consulted before deploying any troops on its territory

Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov affirmed on Thursday that Syria is a sovereign state and its leadership must be consulted in considering the possibility of deploying any forces on its territory.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Churkin: French draft resolution to deploy international observers in Aleppo is dangerous and unenforceable

 Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin affirmed that the French draft resolution to deploy international observers in Aleppo is dangerous and unenforceable, noting that Moscow would not support it.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Russia can control observation of ceasefire in Syria — General Staff

Russian militaries have every opportunity to exercise full control over the ceasefire observation in Syria where the regime of cessation of military hostilities is in force, Sergey Rudskoy, the head of the main operational department of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff, said.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Lavrov: Russia proposes international monitors deployed on Syrian-Turkish borders

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for deploying international observers at Turkey’s borders with Syria to monitor the situation and stop the flow of terrorists and weapons from Turkey to Syria.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

UN chief hails decision on Colombia peace process

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed the unanimous adoption of a Security Council resolution to form a mission to monitor ceasefire and disarmament in Colombia.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Israel summons French envoy over plan for al-Aqsa observers

Israel summoned France’s ambassador on Monday in protest at a French proposal to send foreign observers to Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, as diplomatic moves to end the violence gain steam.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Israel rejects observer plan amid continuing violence

Israel on Sunday rejected a proposal to send international observers to a flash point holy site in a bid to calm unrest after five more stabbing incidents defied a security crackdown.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

U.S. midterm elections demonstrated commitment to democracy, but role of money increasingly problematic, say OSCE parliamentary observers

[From the Official Website of the OSCE]
WASHINGTON, 5 November 2014 – The 2014 United States midterm elections were another demonstration of the country’s commitment to democracy, as voters could readily inform themselves about their political options and could freely cast their ballots, observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) concluded. However, the increasing role of money in political campaigns threatened to overshadow the real issues at stake in the elections. While the elections benefitted from extensive media coverage, with diverse and critical analysis of many aspects of the campaigns, the actual interest of the public appeared limited.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

MP who traveled to Donetsk "answers only to his wife"

BELGRADE -- A deputy from the ranks of the ruling Progressives (SNS) who was an observer during Sunday's elections in Donbass says he went there as a private citizen...

Vladimir Đukanović added he saw no need to justify his private trips to anyone - except to his wife, "so she knows where I am."
Previously, opposition MP Borislav Stefanović asked the prime minister during question time whether the government was aware that Đukanović, and another SNS member of the Serbian assembly, Branislav Blažić, served as observers in Donetsk - and if they would now suffer any "consequences."

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kiev to Declare Observers at DPR, LNR Elections Persona Non Grata. (One hundred observers from a number of European countries and the United States have arrived in the region)

Kiev plans to declare international observers at the elections in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics (DPR and LPR) persona non grata, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said in a statement Sunday.
The state security agency stated that the ongoing elections in Luhansk and Donetsk are illegitimate.
"[The elections] are held under the guise of foreign pseudo-observers that are already [declared] or will be declared persona non grata on the territory of Ukraine," SBU said in a statement.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Crimea referendum to have observers from 21 countries. -Observers from, among others, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain and the United States, had been registered.

Some 50 foreigners from 21 countries will be present during Sunday's referendum as international observers, said the chief of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea commission on preparing and holding the All-Crimean referendum on Friday.

At Friday's briefing, Mikhail Malyshev said these observers, who came from, among others, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain and the United States, had been registered by his commission.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Powerful pro-Russian sentiments in Crimea will disappoint Western observers - Russian MP, Alexei Pushkov

International observers in Crimea would disappoint the United States as they would witness powerful pro-Russian sentiments among the local residents, Chairman of the Russian State Duma International Committee Alexei Pushkov wrote on his Twitter page.

"The United States is pushing for an observer mission to be sent to Crimea immediately. But the United States will be disappointed to see powerful pro-Russian sentiments," he said.

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin. -The White House/Situation in Ukraine. -John Kerry (Press Statement)

President Obama spoke for 90 minutes this afternoon with President Putin of Russia about the situation in Ukraine. 

President Obama expressed his deep concern over Russia’s clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, which is a breach of international law, including Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter, and of its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine, and which is inconsistent with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum and the Helsinki Final Act. The United States condemns Russia’s military intervention into Ukrainian territory.

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