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Russia blocks the extension of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

Russia blocks the extension of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

The United States expresses its deep regret over the fact that Russia has blocked consensus on the mandate extension of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Michael Carpenter has said.

“It is deeply regrettable that the Russian Federation has blocked consensus on the mandate extension of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. It is irresponsible and unjustifiable, but I guess it is hardly surprising. No one will ever forget the actions of the Russian Federation that brought us to this point today: its prosecution of an unprovoked and barbaric war of aggression on Ukraine,” Carpenter said at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday.

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