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Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
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OSCE Head Warns Of Impending Separatist Attack On Mariupol
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OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier has said today that he believes that a military offensive against Mariupol, launched by "illegal armed groups," may be imminent. Interfax reports:

The intensified activity of illegal armed groups in east Ukraine may indicate that a military operation is being prepared, especially in the area of Mariupol, Donetsk region, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier has said.

While answering questions about the situation in Ukraine during his speech before MEPs and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, he said that Mariupol was the area where the shelling is the most severe and that this could part of preparations for a military operation.

Zannier also says the Russian-backed rebels are interfering in the monitoring efforts of the OSCE:

The OSCE is getting plenty of criticism lately:

Recently the OSCE has been accused of leaking information to the Russian government. Specifically, the Ukrainian government's charges, which we covered in-depth yesterday, are that "certain representatives" of the OSCE (the subtext here is the Russian representatives) are providing intelligence to foreign countries about the movement of Ukrainian military units.

While we cannot assess these claims at this time, as we've pointed out yesterday the OSCE has been criticized by some as too passive, or too polite, to criticize the Russian-backed separatists (or to even call them that) yet some believe the mission has been unfairly critical of the Ukrainian military.

-- James Miller