KIEV, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Kiev has received a roadmap from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) designed to settle the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
"This document takes into account most of the elements that have been proposed by the Ukrainian side," Eugene Perebiynis told a press briefing.
Ukraine is currently examining the OSCE roadmap and will be ready to unveil its proposals in the nearest future, he said.
The spokesman added that the Ukrainian authorities will discuss ways to ease tensions in eastern regions with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier during his visit to Kiev on Thursday and Friday.
Tensions in eastern Ukraine have been escalating since mid-April following an armed confrontation between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Moscow activists, who demand a referendum on autonomy and closer ties with Russia.