EU plans to strengthen OSCE mission in Ukraine, not to send peacekeepers — EU commissioner

The EU countries plan to strengthen the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Ukraine, not to send peacekeepers there, EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said Friday arriving at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Riga.

The EU countries plan to strengthen the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in Ukraine, not to send peacekeepers there, EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said Friday arriving at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Riga.

"We are discussing not the peacekeeping mission, but strengthening the OSCE mission. That is the reason for OSCE secretary general’s presence at the meeting. EU is providing a lot of additional support, including people and equipment," Hahn said.

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