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OSCE head to visit Severodonetsk, Stanytsya Luhanska

"Tomorrow we will visit the areas on the line of contact."

OSCE head to visit Severodonetsk, Stanytsya Luhanska
Miroslav Lajčák
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The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Slovak foreign minister, Miroslav Lajčák, will visit Severodonetsk and Stanytsya Luhanska in eastern Ukraine on 16 January.

"Tomorrow we will visit the areas on the line of contact. We will be in Severodonetsk and Stanytsya Luhanska and will also see the bridge in Stanytsya Luhanska and talk to people who live on the line of contact and bear the brunt of the conflict," he said at a briefing.

The Ukraine issue will be among the priorities during Slovakia's chairmanship of the OSCE.

"We are interested in Ukraine to become a safe and prosperous country in its internationally recognized borders," he added.

As part of his visit, Lajčák has already met Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak and representatives of the trilateral contact group on Donbas.

Slovakia took over the OSCE chairmanship on 1 January. Lajčák promised support for Ukraine if the UN decides to send its peacekeepers to Donbas.

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