Reply to Russia on Ongoing Violations by the Russian Federation in Ukraine: Statement to the PC

Desks at Hofburg Congress Center's (OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev)

Just to respond to our distinguished Russian colleague: the Current Issue item under which we spoke this week, as it has been for many weeks now, was about Russia’s contraventions of its OSCE commitments with respect to its violation of the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The issue that you raised about the hackers releasing personal data of journalists is certainly one that concerns us, and our State Department spokesperson spoke about it yesterday in the regular press briefing. So I would direct you to that transcript if you’re interested in our views on that.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna | May 12, 2016