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Foreign Minister Landsbergis: If we have committed to a set of rules, there should be no more ambiguity when these principles are violated - either we stand by those principles, or we don’t

Created: 2022.12.08 / Updated: 2022.12.08 17:16
    Foreign Minister Landsbergis: If we have committed to a set of rules, there should be no more ambiguity when these principles are violated - either we stand by those principles, or we don’t

    Today, on 8 December, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed the OSCE Permanent Council on the ongoing Russian military aggression against Ukraine.

    Speaking about the responsibility of international organisations, Landsbergis noted: “We have to decide whether the Helsinki Final Act principles are guidelines or rules. If we have committed to a set of rules, there should be no more ambiguity when these principles are violated. Either we stand by those principles, or we don’t. If the tools are less comprehensive than we have thought, let us strengthen them. If there is not enough political will to act – let us build it. If states constantly abuse the consensus rule – let us figure the way out, too.”

    Please find the full Statement here.

    Photo: The OSCE


     

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