OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is not considering sending its delegation to Crimea, reported TASS with reference to the ODIHR Spokesperson Thomas Rymer.
According to Rymer ODIHR is always ready to organize a visit to assess the human rights situation, but only “on condition of invitation from the authorities in Ukraine”. “We are not preparing any mission now and did not change our position”, he stressed.
Earlier the Izvestia reported that the OSCE delegation is ready to visit Crimea to assess the human rights situation and stated that the representatives of the organization were going to assess the peninsula situation personally. OSCE observers refused many times to visit Crimea for the elections monitoring. In particular, the observers did not work in the peninsula during presidential elections in March 2018.
The German delegations visited Crimea twice, in March, 2017 and in February, 2018. There is also information that Slovak delegation will pay a visit to the peninsula on August 1- 4.
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