The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has become a hostage of bloc discipline within the framework of the EU and NATO, so there is no progress in strengthening security, as stated by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm.
“There is no progress in solving the key task facing our organization, I mean strengthening security based on cooperation, not confrontation. The goal outlined by our leaders at the Astana summit in 2010, the formation of a community of equal, comprehensive and indivisible security, remains in force. However, today the OSCE is in a depressing state, it has become a hostage of bloc discipline within the framework of the European Union and NATO, mired in insignificant issues,” Lavrov said.
According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Western partners are trying to replace international law with a certain order based on the rules that they also established based on their own exclusivity.
“Effective multilateralism, which partners also like to declare, will not work if one group of countries puts itself above others, and applies methods of pressure and unfair competition to dissenters: either vaccine diplomacy, fake media campaigns, or even illegal sanctions,” Lavrov added.