OSCE assures that it told Lavrov the truth about Russia's war against Ukraine
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that they were able to tell Russian Foreign Minister Serhii Lavrov the truth about Russia's war against Ukraine. They assured that during the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, 55 delegates of the participating states were able to convey their point of view and "strongly condemn" Russia's aggression against our country.
The relevant statement was made on December 1 by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani,Ukrinform reports. The politician is the current chairman of the OSCE.
According to Osmani, the representative of the aggressor country in the Organization has been told the truth about the Russian invasion of Ukraine before, during weekly meetings.
"We have strongly condemned the aggressor, in this case the Russian Federation, which has not only caused enormous human suffering in Ukraine, but also challenged the very existence of the organization. But we have also turned the OSCE into a platform for holding Russia politically and legally accountable for its atrocities in Ukraine. Every week around the table of the Permanent Council in Vienna, 56 participating States have spoken truth to the Russian ambassador, just as 55 participating States' ministers have spoken truth to the Russian foreign minister here at the OSCE Ministerial Council," he said.
Osmani added that during the consensus decision on the new OSCE chairman and the extension of the mandate of its four top officials, there was "no bargaining over the principles and commitments of the organization, which are not subject to discussion." At the same time, all points of view were taken into account.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- Russian Foreign Minister Serhii Lavrov at a press conference in Skopje insulted a journalist. He also talked about the collapse of the OSCE, hinting that the functioning of this structure no longer makes sense.
- Nevertheless, Russia agreed to the temporary appointment of senior officials to the OSCE. Previously, Russia had blocked the full election of four key officials, leaving the organization without legitimate leadership.
- North Macedonia, which held the OSCE chairmanship for the past year, has stated that Russia will not be expelled from the organization. There was a discussion about whether Russia should be expelled because of its violation of the OSCE's basic principles and commitments, but it has now been exhausted.