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Russia should be held fully accountable for aggression in Ukraine, - Latvian Foreign Minister
10:03, 8 December 2017
Russia should be held fully accountable for aggression in Ukraine, - Latvian Foreign Minister

OSCE needs extremely powerful political will to solve the frozen conflicts in Europe, Edgars Rinkevics says

10:03, 8 December 2017

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The Kremlin must be credited responsible for Russia’s aggressive actions in Ukraine, and the Ukrainian issue should remain on the agenda of the OSCE. Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s Foreign Minister said that during his speech at the session of the OSCE ministerial council, which takes place in Vienna.

‘It is unacceptable that separate OSCE member states have fundamentally different approaches to basic principles and values, which is clearly visible amidst Russia’s aggression against Ukraine – in breach of its independence, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity’, he said.

The Minister admitted that the OSCE needs a lot of political will and commitment to solving frozen conflicts in Europe. He expressed confidence that the OSCE continues to serve as a platform for the solution of such conflicts. According to him, security in Europe also foresees observing human rights, principles of democracy, supremacy of law and basic freedoms, which is why it’s necessary to keep on working on strengthening the OSCE’s autonomous institutes.

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