OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde visited the town of Krasnohorivka near the occupied Donetsk and talked to local residents.
"OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde has visited Krasnohorivka, probably one of our closest populated localities to the occupied Donetsk. The Minister had the opportunity to talk to local residents, management, and staff of the hospital which has repeatedly come under attacks launched by Russian armed formations," Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar, who is accompanying the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, posted on Twitter.
The diplomat added that the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross held a separate briefing for the OSCE delegation.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister informed that the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office had visited the entry-exit checkpoint “Novotroitske” and the Mariupol Sea Commercial Port, whose leadership told Linde about the problems in operation, especially after the onset of Russian aggression, restrictions on the navigation in the Kerch Strait.
In addition, according to Bodnar, the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the Commander of the Mariupol Tactical Group informed the OSCE delegation led by Linde about the security situation in the Sea of Azov and measures to strengthen the coastal defense.
As reported, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Ann Linde and the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine make a joint visit to the Joint Forces Operation area where Linde gets acquainted with the activities of the OSCE SMM to Ukraine, the consequences of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the peculiarities of the movement of ships in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.