Extension of mandate of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine: Interpretive Statement to the PC

In connection with the adoption of the decision on the extension of the mandate of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine the United States would like to make the following interpretive statement under paragraph 4.1 A6 of the OSCE Rules of Procedure:

The United States notes that Crimea remains an integral part of Ukraine, despite Russia’s ongoing occupation. The mandate of the Project Coordinator in Ukraine applies to the entire territory of Ukraine, including Crimea.

I request that this interpretive statement be attached to the Decision and to the Journal of the Day.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna