The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) should increase the presence of its Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) staff near the border with Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
"We need to ask the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to increase as much as possible the presence of OSCE monitors near the administrative border with Crimea," the president said at a meeting with the leadership of defense and security authorities and Foreign Ministry on Thursday, according to the head of state's press office.
He also says that Ukraine should demand that the Russian side, the occupation force should grant the OSCE SMM access "to facilities in Crimea."
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has been ordered to instruct the head of the Ukrainian mission to the United Nations to hold consultations with the UN Security Council
and inform it in detail about the developments.