Latvia to send 10 observers to Ukraine as part of OSCE mission

  • 2014-03-25
  • From wire reports, RIGA

The government supported today sending 10 observers from Latvia as part of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine.

The main task of the mission will be to gather information and report on the security situation in the country, as well as inform about possible incidents and the reactions to these incidents by local institutions. The mission will also be tasked to observe whether human rights are observed, report on deliberate attempts to hinder the objectives of the missions, as well as coordinate cooperation with other OSCE structures and international organizations.

The Latvian Foreign Ministry points out that the stabilizing of the situation in Ukraine is in the interests of Latvia and the international community, and thus is prepared to send civil observers to the country to assist with the OSCE mission.