Strasbourg, 30.04.2014 - The Committee of Ministers published the following Declaration on the detention of military monitors on a mission to Eastern Ukraine on the basis of the OSCE Vienna document of 2011:
"The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe is alarmed and seriously concerned by the ongoing detention in Eastern Ukraine of military monitors who carried out a visit to Ukraine on the basis of the OSCE Vienna document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures. It condemns this clear breach of the provisions of the Vienna document.
The Committee calls for the immediate release of all monitors still detained and appeals to all those who may be able to contribute to such a release to undertake all necessary steps to this end without delay and expresses the hope that a swift solution will be found".
Ukraine and the Council of Europe