Sunday, August 16, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany adopted a declaration, which stated their readiness to support Ukraine in the conditions of the crisis outbreak, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Radio Svoboda.
One of the paragraphs of the Declaration tells about the joint commitment of the four German-speaking countries to the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in the framework of the OSCE. Ministers also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and agreed to work together to strengthen the OSCE’s ability to act.
It should be recalled that the OSCE is involved in negotiations on ending the war in the Donbas, the international observers are monitoring the ceasefire.
Once the situation was beginning to heat up in the Donbas, the OSCE observers came under fire. In particular, on August 11, the SMM observers were again fired in the east of Ukraine. As a result, the OSCE Mission finally saw that the militants were using phosphorous bombs against the Ukrainian troops.