The main areas of activities of Ukraine within the OSCE are the following:
1. Taking measures to end Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine as well as to restore territorial integrity of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
2. Ensuring support from the OSCE and participating States to Ukraine's activities in defending sovereignty and territorial integrity, implementation of the necessary reforms.
3. Strengthening cooperation with the OSCE Chairmanships, OSCE executive structures and participating States to enhance the capacities of the OSCE SMM in Eastern Ukraine
4. Ensuring such priority for Ukraine issues to be kept in the OSCE agenda as: ceasing violations of the fundamental principles and commitments within the OSCE caused by the on-going Russia's aggression against Ukraine and illegal occupation of Crimea, restoring trust, necessity of peaceful settlement of conflicts, strengthening the OSCE tools in preventing conflicts, updating security and confidence building measures, ensuring the freedoms of speech and mass-media, fighting propaganda, strengthening protection of the human rights, prevention of misuse of the consensus rule.
5. Involvement of the expert potential of the OSCE through extension of the projects of practical assistance in implementing the reforms program in Ukraine.
6. Settlement of the protracted conflicts in the OSCE area.
7. Strengthening the effectiveness of the OSCE.
Ukraine hosts an OSCE field operation:
The former OSCE Mission in Ukraine was established in August 1994. Its main purpose was to underpin the stabilization processes in Crimea. In 1999 the Mission was closed after full implementation of its mandate. In June 1999, with the adoption of the mandate of OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, a new form of cooperation between Ukraine and OSCE was created. The normative basis of the Coordinator's activities consists of its mandate, adopted by the Decision of the OSCE Permanent Council and being extended every six months, and the Memorandum of Understanding between Ukraine and the OSCE signed on 13 July 1999 and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 10 January 2000. Currently the PCU is implementing the projects in such fields as: promoting national dialogue; court reform; armaments control; reform of the Armed Forces; social adaptation of the JFO servicemen; fight with the organized crime, terrorism and human trafficking; protection of environment; law enforcement activities and border security; freedom of mass-media; elections; effective governance and gender equality.
On March 21, 2014, upon the request of the Government of Ukraine, the Permanent Council of the OSCE adopted decision PC.DEC/1117 on the deployment of an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.