Latvia to extend participation of civil experts to OSCE mission in Ukraine

  • 2020-03-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia will extend participation of its civil experts in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, according to a draft decision prepared by the Foreign Ministry and adopted by the government today.

According to the Foreign Ministry, the OSCE Secretariat has asked to extend the missions of civil experts Vladimirs Bobrovskis, Reinis Janevics, Sandis Kalens and Didzis Nimants. 

Bobrovskis' mission has been extended to October 28, 2020, Janevics' mission to December 9, 2020, Kalejs' mission to January 14, 2021, and Nimants' mission to June 3, 2021.

At present there are seven civil exports from Latvia on the OSCE mission in Ukraine.

OSCE pays EUR 125 a day to civil experts on the mission for subsistence, while the Foreign Ministry covers health and life insurance of the experts – EUR 1,543 for each expert.

The overall sum required by the Foreign Ministry to ensure the mission is EUR 10,214.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine was deployed on March 21, 2014, with the aim of monitoring the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and facilitating peace and security in the conflict zone.

Latvia's civilian experts have been participating in the mission since its early days.