1.-3.12.2015 Tulevaisuusvaliokunnan delegaatio Ukrainassa

News from Copenhagen:

The Chair of the Finnish OSCE PA delegation Ms Aila Paloniemi visited Kiev on 1 to 3 December 2015. During the visit she and members of the Committee on the Future of the Finnish Parliament met with i.a the Aleska Simkic, Deputy Chief Monitor OSCE SMM and Ambassador Vaidotas Verba, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. The delegation was informed of the security situation in the country and in particular the Donbass area, the refugee situation and the implementation of the Minsk agreement. During the meetings Ms Paloniemi expressed her concern of the humanitarian situation as winter is coming.

The delegation had also meetings with Ms Olena Zakharova, member of board, and other experts from the International Centre for Policy Studies, the main think tank of Ukraine - Platform "New Ukraine", students of faculty of international affairs and journalistic at the Taras Shevchenko University.