MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The number of crossing points on the line of contact in East Ukraine must be increased, Russia's permanent OSCE envoy Alexander Lukashevich said Friday.
"It's necessary to work to increase the number of crossing points on the contact line," Lukashevich said.
"It would also be useful to establish regular or permanent presence of [OSCE] SMM observers there," he added.
The OSCE monitoring mission was deployed to the eastern Ukraine to observe the implementation of peace agreements reached by the two sides in the Belarusian capital of Minsk with mediation by Russia, France and Germany first in September 2014 and then in February 2015.
On Tuesday, the mission said the intensity of the conflict in eastern Ukraine had decreased since August.