Azeri official points at ‘mafia’ as obstacle to solving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

By |maj 14th, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, coronavirus, Eastern Partnership, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, Non-Aligned Movement, Organised Crime, OSCE|

In an exclusive interview, a high official of Azerbaijan pointed at mafia-type relations between the unrecognized authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh and the government in Armenia as an obstacle for solving the long-lasting conflict. Hikmat Hajiev, head of...

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Can the coronavirus crisis impact on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution?

By |april 22nd, 2020|António Guterres, Armenia, Azerbaijan, coronavirus, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, OSCE, United Nations|

Now, when the world is immersed in an enduring coronavirus crisis, it will be quite difficult for Armenia to carry this additional burden, writes Gulshan Pashayeva. Dr Gulshan Pashayeva is deputy director of the Centre for Strategic Studies under the...

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Nagorno-Karabakh holds ‘elections’ despite international criticism and virus concerns

By |marec 31st, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, coronavirus, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, OSCE|

The authorities of the internationally unrecognized breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh are holding presidential and parliamentary elections amid international criticism and despite a coronavirus pandemic.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Nagorno-Karabakh holds ‘elections’ despite international criticism and virus concerns

EU demands access to Donbas for international organisations during coronavirus restrictions

By |marec 25th, 2020|Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, News, OSCE|

Russian-backed armed formations in the breakaway Donbas region have since Saturday (21 March) denied access to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) mission monitoring the conflict, Ukraine's State Border Guard Service repor...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU demands access to Donbas for international organisations during coronavirus restrictions

Risk still there for Ukraine to become frozen conflict – OSCE chief

By |februar 19th, 2020|Donbas, enlargement, MSC2020, Munich security conference, News, Normandy format, OSCE, OSCE Minsk group, Russia, Thomas Greminger, Ukraine, Ukraine conflict, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Western Balkans|

Despite recent rapprochement between Ukraine and Russia, the full implementation of the Minsk agreements is still "miles away" and there is still a risk that the separatist regions could turn into another "frozen conflict", OSCE Secretary-General, Thom...

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OSCE warns Ukraine over disinformation bill

By |februar 6th, 2020|Harlem Desir, media, News, OSCE, press freedom, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

A new bill aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation in Ukraine could pose a risk to freedom of expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe warned on Wednesday (5 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za OSCE warns Ukraine over disinformation bill

Europeans alarmed as US mulls pull-out of yet another arms control treaty

By |december 18th, 2019|arms control, Arms Control Association, European security, INF Treaty, New START treaty, News, nuclear non-proliferation, Open Skies Treaty, OSCE, Russia, Ukraine|

Washington's threat to leave the Open Skies Treaty, a pact allowing countries to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territory, has left Europeans concerned that yet another landmark arms control accord might suffer the same fate as the Intermediate-Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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Observers slam Belarus polls for flouting democratic norms

By |november 19th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, Belarus elections, News, OSCE, Russia, Sergei Lavrov|

Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday (18 November), after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.

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Donbas foes to pull back troops ahead of Normandy-type summit

By |november 8th, 2019|Donbas, France, Germany, News, Normandy format, OSCE, Russia, Ukraine conflict, Vadym Pristaiko, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukraine's army and Kremlin-backed separatists are set Friday (8 November) to complete the last phase of a troop pullback in the war-torn east in a key step towards a high-stakes summit with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Donbas foes to pull back troops ahead of Normandy-type summit

Donbas foes fail to pull back troops in new push

By |november 4th, 2019|Donbas conflict, France, Germany, News, Normandy format, OSCE, Russia, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukrainian soldiers and Moscow-backed separatists on Monday (4 November) failed to begin the last phase of a troop pullback in the war-torn eastern Ukraine, delaying a high-stakes summit with Russia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Donbas foes fail to pull back troops in new push