Overseeing implementation of agreements

The OSCE regularly inspected the dismantling process of the Skrunda Radar Station in Latvia. Here, the front of an antenna building is removed of most technical equipment and weather protection in July 1998. The dismantling was completed in October 1999.

The OSCE regularly inspected the dismantling process of the Skrunda Radar Station in Latvia. Here, the front of an antenna building is removed of most technical equipment and weather protection in July 1998. The dismantling was completed in October 1999. (OSCE)

Where agreements have been reached, the OSCE may play a role in overseeing their implementation. For example, the OSCE set up special missions to assist in the implementation of bilateral agreements between Russia and Latvia concerning the withdrawal of Russian troops stationed there during the Soviet period, decommissioning of a Russian radar station at Skrunda, and monitoring agreements between Russia and both Latvia and Estonia on the operation of a joint commission on military pensioners who decided to remain in these two countries after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Similarly, the OSCE mission in Moldova mandate includes monitoring the 1994 treaty between Russia and Moldova on the withdrawal of the Russian 14th army and associated equipment stored on the left bank of the Dniester River