Madrid, 29 (Europa Press)
The United States government on Tuesday accused Russia of “obstructing” the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) after blocking a meeting on human rights within the organisation.
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, insisted that the conference on human rights in the Europe-Eurasia region should have started in the Polish capital Warsaw on Monday, although it did not happen because “the Russian government blocked the meeting”.
“We deeply regret this attempt by the Russian government to block monitoring of the deterioration of its human rights record,” he said, emphasizing that “since the adoption of the Helsinki Act in 1975, the OSCE has recognized the respect for human rights. Granted. Human rights are essential for peace and security.”
Thus, he stressed that Washington is “still waiting” for the OSCE to hold this meeting, and that the United States will “continue to ask Russia to fulfill its commitments, including upholding fundamental freedoms”. guaranteeing security and allowing citizens to be held accountable for their governments, including free and fair elections.”
“The United States will not ignore human rights violations. We will continue to do our best to focus on the totality of human rights concerns in the OSCE region and will work with allies and partners to uphold the principle of annual review . With a strong participation of the entire civil society”, is settled.
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