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Ukrainian Minister of foreign affairs believes that OSCE will go into oblivion if it continues working this way

December 4, 2014

OSCE will go into oblivion for such work. We need to start with return of Crimea

Ukrainian Minister of foreign affairs believes that OSCE will go into oblivion if it continues working this way

Ukrainian Minister of foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin said this during his speech at minister meeting in Basel (Switzerland).

He thanked the Swiss vote on efforts to solve Ukrainian-Russian conflict and declared complete support of work of special monitoring mission of OSCE by official Kyiv.

Meanwhile, according to him, the organization has failed to achieve significant results.

Ukrainian Minister of foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin

In course of a year various tools available to OSCE have been used, but their influence turned out to be very limited.

According to Kilmkin, OSCE has got to act decisively, otherwise it will go into oblivion as an organization that does not meet the challenges of the history. The history gives lots of similar examples.

Klimkin mentions that Ukrainian-Russian conflict is currently destructing key principles of European security, that is why its solution is the key task of regional organizations. He mentions that this Friday, December 5, is the anniversary of Budapest memorandum. This document has been destroyed by one of its signatories – Russia. The same fate, according to the Minister, threatens Helsinki Final Act (which defines inviolability of borders in Europe).

He offered the make changes in OSCE that would restore the organization as one that is able to effective respond to challenges of today, achieve significant and concrete progress.

Head of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed a plan which includes the following key points:

  • restoration of trust which requires restoration of adherence to fundamental principles of OSCE
  • new agreement on peaceful resolution of the crisis based on respect for internationally recognized borders
  • increasing role of OSCE and instruments of conflict prevention
  • combining of efforts of European countries to counteract propaganda.

Previously we have reported that Journalists, experts and lawmakers do not support the idea of Ministry of Information Policy.

Source: unian.ua

 


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