Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall cross-border traffic decreased at both BCPs.
The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members (incl. the Chief Observer). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.
The mission is fulfilling its mandate without major difficulties.
OBSERVATIONS AT THE BORDER CROSSING POINTS
Persons crossing the border
The profile of the people crossing the border can be categorized as follows:
Adults travelling on foot or by car with no or little luggage;
Persons in military-style outfits;
Families (often including elderly people and/or children), …read more