The OSCE Secretary General has described the creation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine a provocation

The Secretary General of the OSCE Thomas Greminger

KIEV. 24 Dec. UNN. The Secretary General of the OSCE Thomas Greminger expressed concerns about the deterioration of relations between Ukraine and Russia due to the fact that both sides provoke each other. In particular provocations from the Ukrainian side, he considers the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the language laws, reports UNN.

The head of the OSCE noted that in relations between States may be a chain reaction.

“Where they have individual pockets, ever wittingly or unwittingly, there is an escalation”, — said Greminger in an interview Osnabrücker Zeitung.

“It fits into the bigger picture of Ukrainian-Russian relations with a number of other issues: legislation on language and education, the desire of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church independence, unresolved issues of the occupied Crimea, an illegal stay in the two rebel republics and the situation along the contact line in the Donbas. Again and again provocations occur on both sides. Everywhere we see the situation or in stasis, or sluggish swinging”, — he stressed, noting that Ukraine and Russia “there is no political will for reconciliation”.

We will remind, on December 20th, the OSCE reported that the shelling of his drone in Donbas.

The OSCE also noted that the militants placed weapons and military equipment close to the settlements.