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OSCE to increase number of monitors in Donbas

The organization will also improve the material support of the mission.

OSCE to increase number of monitors in Donbas
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Austrian Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Sebastien Kurtz announced the OSCE's intention to increase the number of observers of the Special Monitoring Mission (CMM) in Donbas from 700 to 1,000 people.

"As OSCE chairman, I am authorized to inform you that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission will be increased from 700 to 1,000 observers," Kurtz said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Kurtz also noted the intention of the OSCE to improve the material support of the mission, in particular, to increase the effectiveness of surveillance at night.

On Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with Kurtz called for an intensification of consultations in Vienna on the deployment of the OSCE's armed police mission in Donbas.