“It may seem that the risk of war in the OSCE region is greater than it has been in the past 30 years,” the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, told the 57 member states.
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The OSCE is often described as one of the few dialogue forums between Moscow and the West, and the organization’s permanent council meeting is the third summit to discuss the crisis this week.
Senior representatives of the United States and Russia were in Geneva on Monday, while on Wednesday the NATO-Russia Council met for the first time in two-and-a-half chambers.
Without directly addressing Russia and the United States, Rau said the current crisis presents a challenge to the stability and security of the European system.
He believes that the OSCE is the right platform for discussing some countries’ security concerns and building trust.
Russia’s demand that NATO and the United States keep Ukraine out of NATO and withdraw from Russia’s sphere of influence has not changed, and NATO sticks to its principles that all countries should be allowed to choose their own security policy.
Therefore, the meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is not expected to produce significant results.
– I don’t think there will be any tangible results this week. Our main goal is to establish a dialogue, as US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Michael Carpenter told the independent Russian TV channel Dozjd.
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