OSCE Chairman-in-Office Osmani arrives in Ukraine
On Monday, October 16, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Foreign Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, arrived in Kyiv on a visit
He announced the information on X (formerly Twitter).
Osmani visited one of the Kyiv schools that was attacked by Russia.
"It’s a stark reminder of urgent need for peace. Every child deserves safety, education and a bright future. The OSCE provides psycho-social help to affected children," he wrote.
Also, on the eve of the OSCE chairman's arrival in Kyiv, the Macedonian edition of Civil media interviewed Osmani in a train car. He emphasized that Ukraine is a priority during his country's chairmanship of the OSCE, because it is in this country that the future of the security situation in Europe is decided.
"When the very foundations of the organization are under threat, we need to focus on this. And this is exactly what is happening in Ukraine now - Russian aggression against Ukraine is destroying the foundations of the international order," he said.
The politician also spoke about the 21 projects that the OSCE is implementing in Ukraine, one of which is demining.
"It is estimated that about 100,000 square kilometers in Ukraine are contaminated with mines. The demining process will not be short-lived. The OSCE is laying the foundation and will take into account the environmental consequences of such a process," the OSCE chief said.
A day earlier, Osmani wrote on X about his plans to visit the Ukrainian capital. According to him, he wants to meet with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv.
"Traveling to Kyiv as OSCE chairman. On the agenda are meetings with Ukrainian leaders and engaging with people on site, to hear their needs, hopes and fears," he said.