Basel, Switzerland, Dec. 4
By Elchin Huseynov - Trend:
The escalation of Ukrainian conflict must be prevented, OSCE chairman, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter said at a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OSCE member states in Basel (Switzerland) Dec. 4.
He said that Ukrainian crisis poses a threat to European security.
"The Ukrainian crisis had a negative impact on the relations between Russia and the West," he said.
"Minsk's agreements are implemented less than desirably," he said. "Minsk's agreements are the best approach for resolving this problem. We must provide support for the implementation of these agreements."
He also stressed the need to find a common solution to this problem and the cooperation is important.
"The OSCE is ready to provide any support in the political dialogue on the Ukrainian crisis," Burkhalter said.
At the same time, he said that the OSCE must be provided with more opportunities and powers.
The 21st meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council is being held in Basel today and will run until December 5.
The representatives of 57 OSCE member-states attend the meeting.
In Basel, the foreign ministers intend to continue exerting efforts to resolve the problems recently observed in the OSCE region.
edited by CN