Personal sanctions and politicized resolutions became usual for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA), and it should be stopped’, said Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Foreign Affairs, at an OSCE PA plenary session in Berlin. The Federation Council press service released his statement on Wednesday, TASS reports.
Visa sanctions that restrict the participation of parliamentary members in the events hamper the productive operation of the OSCE, the senator said. "In light of this, we consider it unacceptable to further thoughtlessly use personal sanctions, encourage confrontation rhetoric and take politicized resolutions, which became bad practice of the OSCE PA after 2014," he said. "We proceed from the fact that our joint work in the Assembly may galvanize considerably the rapprochement of the positions of the states in all spheres of security and cooperation in the Euratlantic," the Russian lawmaker noted.
He affirmed that the Russian MPs "see a great potential of the parliamentary diplomacy in building up mutual understanding and restoring confidence between the states." Dzhabarov stressed that, according to the Russian side, the execution of the order issued by the OSCE summit held in Astana in 2010 on the creation of a single and indivisible security community should remain "the common strategic landmark, whereas the current task should be the restoration of confidence, which was seriously undermined."