Vienna

16 Jun: OSCE Permanent Council No. 1378, Vienna, 16 June 2022

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EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine grossly violates international law and international humanitarian law, blatantly disrespects the OSCE principles and commitments, and is causing massive loss of life, injury and damage. Shelling of Ukrainian cities and towns by the Russian Armed Forces continues, most heavily concentrated in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, as well as in the Kharkiv, Sumy, Zhytomyr, Mykolaiv, Kherson, and Dnipropetrovsk areas. Russia keeps directing its attacks against the civilian population and is targeting civilian objects, including hospitals, medical facilities, schools, cultural sites and shelters.…

04 May: OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation N°1008, Vienna, 4 May 2022

(Source: EEAS)

EU Statement

Mr. Chair, further to the announcements by Ukraine and the United States, let me explain the position of the European Union and its Member States as well as of the participating States aligning to this statement. The Forum for Security Cooperation was established almost 30 years ago with a clear mandate in the politico-military dimension of the OSCE to discuss the security needs and concerns of all participating States, to cooperate towards peace in our region through increased military transparency and predictability and building mutual trust. Now, for more than two months, the brutal full-scale war …

11 Apr: OSCE Special Permanent Council No. 1368, Vienna, 11 April 2022

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EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine: the attack in Kramatorsk of 8 April 2022

The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack that struck Kramatorsk railway station on Friday and claimed the lives of more than 50 people, including five children, injuring scores of others, many of them critically.  We are profoundly shocked by this brutal, indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians, including many children, who were fleeing amid fears of another Russian onslaught against their homes and country. We mourn the victims and our thoughts are with their families and the…

08 Apr: OSCE Permanent Council No. 1367, Vienna, 7 April 2022

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EU Statement in Response to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje, Ambassador Clemens Koja

1. The European Union and its Member States warmly welcome Ambassador Koja back to the Permanent Council and thank him for his annual report on the Mission’s activities. The EU highly values the work carried out by the OSCE Mission in Skopje. 2. Against the backdrop of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine, which we condemn in the strongest possible terms as a gross violation of international law, the UN Charter and OSCE principles and commitments, the role of …

07 Apr: OSCE Permanent Council No. 1367, Vienna, 7 April 2022

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EU Statement on the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine

 

Seven weeks ago, President Putin decided to wage a war of aggression against Ukraine in blatant violation of the UN Charter and OSCE principles and commitments. With every passing day, we see images with graphic details of the horrifying consequences and immense suffering Russia’s war has inflicted on the Ukrainian civilian population: Thousands of lives have been lost due to the aggression of the Russian Armed Forces, 10 million people – most of them women and children – have been forced to leave their homes. Over 500…