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OSCE names new Special Monitoring Mission head

Alexander Hug, who has headed the mission since 2014, is leaving.

OSCE names new Special Monitoring Mission head
Mark Etherington
Photo: osce.org

Mark Etherington, Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, will head the mission after Alexander Hug leaves, the OSCE press service has said.

Hug’s mandate expires on 31 October.

Mark Etherington, in addition to OSCE experience as Senior Mission Liaison Officer, has been Team Leader in South Sudan and Team Leader for the UK Government Stabilisation Unit with field missions to various countries on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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