Naryshkin ties with the OSCE, the future of European security

Naryshkin ties with the OSCE, the future of European security

VIENNA, 25 February. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin ties with the OSCE, the future of European security.

“I associate with the OSCE, including its Parliamentary Assembly, the future of European security,” he said, speaking at the session of the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE in Vienna.

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According to Naryshkin, “one of the main confirmations” that is the Minsk process, which “has been able to drastically reduce the number of victims and to ease tensions in southeastern Ukraine and in the whole country.”

Speaking about modern challenges facing the world community, Chairman of the lower house of the Russian Parliament suggested that “still, the key problem is not in them, and a lack of will effectively to these challenges to respond”.

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He has proposed to his European colleagues to recognize that opportunities to develop coordinated decisions in recent years was less. “Already heard word about a new cold war, which means that every responsible politician must turn to the lessons of the cold war – the second half of the twentieth century,” – said Naryshkin.

In his view, the main lesson of the cold war was that it was completed through trust – “the trust that was painstakingly established in the framework of the conference on security and cooperation in Europe”, without which “was not created by an organization such as the OSCE.”

About the relations With NATO

The speaker also stated that NATO’s goal is not security, and confrontation.

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“NATO does not produce security, and confrontation. But after the cold war NATO could be another. But, unfortunately, did not become”, – Naryshkin said.

He noted that the diversity of contemporary approaches to European security ultimately can be reduced to two. “One is associated with the tradition of the OSCE, the other with the practice of NATO. One focused on dialogue and mutually acceptable result, the other – as befits a military unit 1949 edition, focuses on one-sided victory”, – said the speaker of the state Duma.

According to him, this second comes from the double standards, the logic of subordination, and the words about human rights, about European values for him nothing more than a Ruse, a smokescreen.

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