UN / OSCE BRIEFING

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The Chairperson-in-Office of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Miroslav Lajčák told the Security Council that for the situation in Ukraine, “we must be very clear right upfront: there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 07 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

07 MARCH 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Various shots, Security Council
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, Chairperson-in-Office, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE):
“We must be very clear right upfront: there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements. That is why we strongly support existing formats, in particular the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group. But we need to be realistic. We cannot simply wait patiently for progress to happen. There are too many people suffering, as we speak.”
4. Various shots, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, Chairperson-in-Office, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE):
“The world has started to forget the very urgent role played by multilateralism - this fundamental problem-solving and war-preventing tool, in international relations.”
6.Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Miroslav Lajčák, Chairperson-in-Office, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE):
“Working together, using multilateral platforms – it’s not a luxury we can afford to opt out of. It's our only choice. In working together, we have nothing to lose - and everything to gain. Our people - have everything to gain.”
8.Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

The Chairperson-in-Office of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Miroslav Lajčák told the Security Council that for the situation in Ukraine, “we must be very clear right upfront: there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements.”

Briefing the Security Council today (07 Mar) in New York, the Slovakian Foreign Minister and OSCE’s Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák stated that OSCE’s top priority is preventing and resolving conflicts and mitigating the impact on people.

Noting that the situation in Ukraine is unacceptable and the crisis goes against everything the OSCE and the UN stand for, Lajčák reiterated “we must be very clear right upfront: there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements.”

He added “that is why we strongly support existing formats, in particular the Normandy format and the Trilateral Contact Group. But we need to be realistic. We cannot simply wait patiently for progress to happen. There are too many people suffering, as we speak.”

On multilateralism, the Chairperson-in-office said “the world has started to forget the very urgent role played by multilateralism - this fundamental problem-solving and war-preventing tool, in international relations.”

He added “working together, using multilateral platforms – it’s not a luxury we can afford to opt out of. It's our only choice. In working together, we have nothing to lose - and everything to gain. Our people - have everything to gain.”

With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – is the world’s largest regional security organization. The OSCE works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people, through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that aims to make a lasting difference.
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