24 October 2018, 16:21


Hug urges sides to discuss issues at Minsk talks

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LUGANSK, October 24 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine Alexander Hug has urged the sides of the Donbass conflict to settle issues during the peace talks in Minsk.

"The Minks talks are the platform to voice concerns about the actions of another side," he said at his briefing in Lugansk.

Minsk is one of the possible formats to discuss such issues, he said.

Hug, a trained lawyer, served as an officer in the Swiss Army, including a stint as regional commander of the Swiss Headquarters Support Unit for the OSCE in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, and the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). His term of office in the OSCE expires on October 31. He is to be replaced by Mark Etherington, who has experience of working in hostile environments.

LuganskMediaCentre — 24 October — Lugansk