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You're reading: US inspectors to work in Ukraine’s east, Crimea under Vienna Document 2011

A U.S. inspection team, including seven monitors, will visit Ukraine’s east during one week in accordance with Chapter X titled ‘Regional Measures’ within the framework of the Vienna Document dated 2011 on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (VD11).

The inspection team that will be working in Ukraine from June 4 to June 12 also includes representatives of Georgia, Denmark and Canada, the website of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported on June 2 with reference to the Verification Office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“The U.S. inspection team arrives at the invitation of the Ukrainian side to monitor the military and political situation in the central, southern and eastern regions of Ukraine, as well as to monitor the military activities of the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies of our state with subsequent informing the OSCE participating states on the above mentioned activities,” the Ukrainian verifiers said.

The inspection team plans to visit the military units and divisions of the Armed Forces in the combat zone on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

“In addition, the American side included the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in the inspection area. This demonstrates that the U.S. does not recognize the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and confirms support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within the borders recognized by the international community,” the report said.

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