On June, 24 in Vienna Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, President and Minister for Foreign Affair of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter.
They mainly focused on discussing the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine and the OSCE engagement to its resolution.
Mr.Klimkin briefed the Chairmanship on the implementation of the Peace plan set out by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to end violence in the east of the country. D.Burkhalter expressed his support to the Peace plan of the President of Ukraine. They exchanged the views on the OSCE engagement in the practical implementation of the Peace plan, including through the activities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and participation of Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Heidi Tagliavini in the framework of trilateral Contact Group. Besides, there was a discussion on practical steps towards implementation of the Peace plan and its timeframe.
Both sides stressed that all hostages, including OSCE monitors, held by separatists should be immediately released. It was underlined the importance of the full support of the Peace plan by the Russian Federation.
Besides, Mr.Klimkin requested the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to facilitate the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov and other Ukrainian citizens illegally detained by the occupation Crimean authorities and accused of the terrorist activities.