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DW News published this video item, entitled “”It’s totally unacceptable that war is back in Europe” – OSCE’s Secretary General Schmid | DW News” – below is their description.
The OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) is the world’s largest regional security body. It has 57 members in Europe, North America and Central Asia — including Russia and Ukraine. The OSCE’s Secretary General Helga Schmid talked to DW about why the organization had to end its special monitoring mission to Ukraine. And that it’s “absolutely unacceptable” that some of its local staff members are still detained in eastern Ukraine.
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DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization with observer status at the United Nations. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections.
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.
Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.