OSCE Wants to Promote a National Dialogue within Ukraine

In his exchange with the Foreign Ministers of the EU Member States during Monday’s Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, OSCE Chairman and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter presented a de-escalation roadmap.

Wolfgang Ischinger (Photo: Kuhlmann).

The road map also envisages a quick launch of high-level round tables across the country that would bring together leading representatives from national government authorities, the Ukrainian parliament, and representatives from the regions. They are expected to start in a pilot format in the next few days.


The round tables will be co-moderated by a well-respected, nonpartisan Ukrainian figure, and German diplomat Ambasador Wolfgang Ischinger (read more about the OSCE mission).


German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the nomination of Wolfgang Ischinger for this role (read more - German).

13 May 2014, by MSC