The United States is one of the 57 members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The OSCE is probably best known for the courageous work of Michael Bociurkiw and his team of inspectors at the Malaysia Airlines MH17 debris field in eastern Ukraine.
More recently, the OSCE attracted attention for a press conference given at one of the Russia-Ukraine border crossing checkpoints it was monitoring. Members of the Russian press were clearly bewildered by the principles of neutrality and impartiality as Paul Picard provided strictly objective responses to their questions.
There's a link to the video at the top of the page at
It's labeled: Latest: Video of media briefing by Paul Picard, Acting Chief Observer of OSCE Observer Mission at Russian Checkpoints.
The quality of the OSCE’s work is excellent. That’s why it’s statement today matters.