News Release

Can OSCE Help Defuse Ukraine Crisis?


MICHAEL BEER,, @nvintl
Beer is director of Nonviolence International and author of the book Civil Resistance Tactics in the 21st Century

Last week, the group issued a statement: “A Chance for Peace: OSCE Must Strengthen the Ukraine Peace Monitoring Mission. The U.S. must reverse its withdrawal of OSCE peace observers.”

Beer said today: “We reiterate our call for bolstering the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Peace Monitoring Mission along the contact line between the Donbas and Ukrainian forces. The escalation in these territories means that peace monitoring to monitor the conflict is needed more than ever.”

The group stated last week: “It is critically important to maintain the personnel who are currently involved in monitoring the situation along the line of contact and to take every possible measure to expand their capacity.”