OSCE extends monitoring mission to Ukraine by one year

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has decided to extend its mission to monitor the Ukraine conflict for another year.

On Thursday, the 57 member states of the OSCE decided by consensus to extend its mandate until March 31, 2018. The OSCE said in a statement that the mission will continue to press for reduced hostilities and continue to report on developments on the ground, including violations of truce agreements. A budget of around 105 million euros has been approved for the mission.

The OSCE, a security and human rights watchdog that includes both Russia and Ukraine as members, has been monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine since March 2014.

Source: VOV5