Contents tagged with Alexander Hug

  • Russia wants to question former US ambassador on Browder case

    Alexander Kurennoi, official spokesperson of Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office, said that Moscow would like to question certain US officials and intelligence officers as part of the case against Hermitage Capital founder William Browder, RIA Novosti reports.

    Kurennoi mentioned several names: Homeland Security Department official Todd Hyman, CIA agent Jim Rote, former deputy intelligence agency director Robert Otto, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Jonathan Wiener – a former …

  • OSCE: The aggravation of the situation in the Donbas was not spontaneous

    The Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, said that the aggravation of the situation in the Donbas region near Avdiivka was not spontaneous.

    "This escalation did not happen spontaneously. Somewhere, certain people consciously decided to start it. Before it's completely out of control, before even more people are involved, more lives get lost, more homes are destroyed, before a real humanitarian and ecological catastrophe starts, these …

  • OSCE: 90% of violations occur on separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine

    The Duputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, stated that, “More than ninety percent of the violations in the area of the ATO are carried out on the territories outside the control of the Ukrainian government” in an interview with the Ukrainian News.

    In particular, according to him, such violations often involve the restriction of access of the members of the mission to certain areas. He reminded the parties they must allow observers free …

  • OSCE: Situation in Donbas region remains highly volatile

    Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Alexander Hug, held a news conference in Kiev in which he outlined the general security situation in the Donbas region. Hug highlighted several areas in eastern Ukraine where tensions are rising between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Russian-backed separatists of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).

    The …

  • OSCE Opens New Forward Patrol Base in Luhansk Region

    According to Glavnoye, the press service of the OSCE reported that on January 1st, a special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine opened an advanced patrol base in a village in Luhanskaya.

    This is the eighth patrol base in the Donbass region. The Luhanskaya base is intended to expand the presence of representatives of the monitoring mission in the region Luhansk so they could quickly and more efficiently respond to various incidents in eastern Ukraine.

    "Like other front line patrol bases, …