Russia invited EU monitors to border with Ukraine

Russia said it has invited monitors from the OSCE European security and rights body to two of its borders crossings with Ukraine, as a "sign of good will", the foreign ministry said.

In connection to the worsening situation in the region where Kiev is carrying out its military operation in the southeast of Ukraine, the Russian side, in the order of goodwill and without waiting for a ceasefire is inviting OSCE observers to check points... on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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