The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow regrets that the OSCE Ministerial Council failed to enter the dialogue on European security

The Russian foreign Ministry: Moscow regrets that the OSCE Ministerial Council failed to enter the dialogue on European security

MOSCOW, December 7. Ukraine and several Western countries have demonstrated to the OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade’s unconstructive position on various aspects relating to European security, but there are positive signs in the fight against terrorism. This was stated today at the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“Overall satisfied with the main conclusion of the 22nd session of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade on December 3-4, in which participated the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov,” – said the Ministry.

“The main outcome of the meeting included decisions calling for action by the States parties of the OSCE on combating the most pressing challenge – the terrorism, – noted in the Russian foreign Ministry. – It is crucial that confirmed the need to put aside all secondary and not dealing with this evil, especially coming from so-called “Islamic state”.

“Initiated by Russia adopted the Declaration on enhancing the OSCE’s efforts in combating terrorism and a decision on preventing and combating violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism, – said in depodesta. – Considerable importance in this context is an agreed Declaration in support of global efforts to address the world drug problem”.

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In Moscow at the same time regret that “due to the unconstructive position of the Ukrainian and some Western delegations, their desire to politicize the work of the OSCE failed to reach a consensus on almost all other current topics, including the ongoing dialogue on European security in the development process “Helsinki plus 40″, and the role of the OSCE in resolving the conflict in Ukraine.” “Causes at least bewilderment the refusal of the representatives of Kiev even be mentioned in the Ministerial decision of the UN security Council resolution 2202, which sets out a clear call to all parties to ensure the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, are crucial to resolving the crisis in Ukraine”, – stressed the foreign Ministry.

“For the same reasons, no decisions were made regarding the governing body of the OSCE in the military-political sphere – a Forum for cooperation in security,” said the Russian depodesta.

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“Disappointed by Lithuania’s position, which essentially blocked Belarus prepared the draft Declaration on the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant through the amendments, distorting the role and mandate of the IAEA in the field of nuclear safety and security,” – said on Smolensk square.

“Line number of EU countries and Ukraine on the artificial linkage is not possible to agree on a Declaration on non-discrimination of Christians in the OSCE space, he continued in the Ministry. – But this topic will remain among Russia’s priorities”.

“Despite the obviously politicized rhetoric of a number of countries, attempts to conceal their own gross violations of the Helsinki principles, the discussion in Belgrade, however, was useful, when we are not in Moscow. – Assume the relevance of an existing array of commitments in the economic-environmental and humanitarian spheres on the part of all States parties. The main thing – the Belgrade Ministerial Council seriously to consider the possibility of the OSCE agenda for confronting today’s transnational challenges and threats, identifying challenges for the future”.