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The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine: The Role of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission

Chatham House, London


Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Rasa Ostrauskaite, Deputy Director, OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre
Samir Puri, Lecturer in International Relations, War Studies Department, King’s College London


The conflict in the Donbas has continued for over two years, with no resolution in sight. The panel will discuss the progress of the Minsk process, the situation on the ground and the key challenges facing the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM). The event will also focus on the SMM’s possible future evolution, including the potential provision of a police mission. Last but not least, the speakers will look at the lessons learnt so far and the security risks facing the region if Ukraine slides down on the list of priorities on the international agenda. The panellists will offer brief initial remarks, followed by an hour for questions and discussion. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.