Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova took part on Soloviev Live

26 April 2022
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The Minister spoke about completing the OSCE activities in the DPR, in particular, about online contacts at the final stage, about the disagreements related to the detention of one of the OSCE SMM staff Vadim Golda.

"We had disagreements with the SMM even at the stage when one of their security employees Vadim Golda was detained. It is a member of the local staff, this is exactly what is defined in the conventions and agreements that were signed between Ukraine and the OSCE on the deployment of a Special Monitoring Mission. Such employees do not enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, they are not protected from criminal prosecution," Nikonorova specified.

On April 9, a meeting of the State Defense Committee was held, at which a Resolution of the DPR State Defense Committee was adopted stating that the implementation of the OSCE SMM activities on the territory of the Republic is unlawful.