Heidi Tagliavini

Opinion: Spark of hope that Russia’s aggression will not pass this time

The German daily Berliner Zeitung was the first one to report about the resignation of Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini as OSCE special envoy in Ukraine and OSCE representative at the Minsk peace talks. This lady made her name in political and diplomatic quarters when the international commission she led published a report on the 2008 Georgian-Russian war. Her departure gives one hope that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia will not be given a Tagliavini treatment. […]


Lithuania against exceptions for blacklisted Russian representatives at OSCE PA, foreign minister says

Lithuania is against exceptions for Russia‘s representatives on Europe’s blacklist, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday after Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin was not allowed to attend the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki, sparking Russia’s anger. […]

Foreign affairs

Lithuanian move at OSCE HQ may trigger “war of exhibitions”

After Lithuania and Ukraine attempted to open an exhibition on annexation of Crimea at the headquarters of the Organization For Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a “war of exhibitions” may break out in the palace in Vienna, says the organization’s secretary general. […]

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Minister Linkevičius: Only OSCE can monitor ceasefire in Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, says that the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the only organisation able to at least partially observe the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Therefore the OSCE must be granted access to hotspots of the most intense fighting. […]

Russian foreign ministry

Russia slams Lithuania for “provocative actions” in Ukraine

News agency TASS reports that Moscow is discontent with what it calls “provocative actions” of Lithuania and supply of military equipment to Ukraine. […]