Rolf Ekeus, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, will officially visit Moscow on June 17 and 18. Mr. Ekeus will meet with Igor Ivanov, Russia's Foreign Minister, and preside at talks at parliamentary committees.
Discussed will be situations around human rights in Lithuania and Latvia and national minorities in other CIS states and interethnic relations within the area of the OSCE's responsibility. An exchange of opinions as concerns the further cooperation between Russia and the OSCE is also planned.
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words