March 2, 2014
The United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer, will represent the United States at emergency meetings called by the OSCE’s Swiss Chairmanship on the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ambassador Baer will participate in an emergency ambassadorial meeting of the 57 OSCE participating States at 17:00 on Sunday, March 2, at which the participating States will discuss the latest situation on the ground and options for de-escalation, including international monitoring.
On Monday, March 3, at 11:00, Assistant Secretary of State Nuland will take the U.S. seat for a Special Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Ukraine. This event will feature remarks by the OSCE Chair-in-Office’s Personal Envoy on Ukraine, Swiss Ambassador Tim Guldimann, and is scheduled to be immediately followed by a press conference.