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OSCE admits: Russian aggression increases tensions among its members

Nov 25, 2022

Russia's military aggression against Ukraine aggravates disputes among the OSCE participants and threatens the very existence of the organization.

This was stated by the special envoy of the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Artur Dmochowski, RBC-Ukraine reports, referring to the broadcasting of a meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw.

According to the diplomat, "undeclared, unprovoked barbaric war in the OSCE region" poses “the greatest existential threat to the organization since its foundation”.


Dmochowski also admits that Russia's war against Ukraine is exacerbating disputes and tensions among OSCE participants.

He believes that the organization needs to adapt to the new realities, and the OSCE functions are now working "in emergency mode."

"Against the background of the dramatic facts of atrocities committed by Russia, until it decides to change its behavior, it is hardly possible to imagine and accept a return to business-as-usual within the OSCE," the special envoy of the head of the organization added.

Dmochowski also noted that the OSCE stands for Ukraine as a victim of Russian aggression and, by opposing the aggressor, the Russian Federation, also defends a rules-based international order.

"This is written in the fundamental principles of the organization, which are the foundations of international security and stability. Russian aggression has destroyed the foundations of the modern concept of security. No mechanisms and measures have been able to prevent this attack in the heart of the OSCE region," he stresses.

As a reminder, previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for expelling Russia from the organization during a meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 25/11/2022

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