Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky questioned Russia's retention in the OSCE on Thursday during a televised speech before the Parliamentary Assembly of this international organization meeting in Warsaw.
We see various international platforms finding necessary solutions to help stop Russian terrorism, isolate this terrorist state as much as possible and seek a way out of the brutal global crises created by Russia
,” the Ukrainian head of state remarked to the parliamentary delegates from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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And to question them: “
Why is there still no OSCE among these platforms?
Why, in particular, is a terrorist state, even after 9 months of continuous crimes, still a member of your Parliamentary Assembly?
Russia's war against Ukraine is a test for any international organization
," Zelensky insisted.
Poland, which this year assumes the rotating chairmanship of the OSCE, recently announced its refusal to see a Russian delegation participate in the Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, as well as in an OSCE ministerial meeting scheduled for early December in Lodz. (center).
The latter was to be chaired in principle by the head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov.
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This gesture was considered by Moscow as a “
provocative and unprecedented
The Russian delegation to the ministerial meeting will be led by Russian Ambassador to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich, according to Moscow.
The annual ministerial meeting of the OSCE, in which Mr. Lavrov usually takes part, is the central body of this international organization, responsible for its decisions.
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday a text qualifying Russia as a “
State promoter of terrorism
” in the war in Ukraine, calling on the 27 countries of the European Union to do the same.