Russia did not let the OSCE mission into the border areas with Ukraine


The Latvian delegation, as part of the OSCE mission, planned to visit Russia from January 24 to 29, but was refused by the Russian side, which referred to restrictions related to the covid pandemic. About the "failure of the mission" of Riga reports the website of the military department of Latvia.


According to Defense Minister Artis Pabriks, Russia's refusal is incomprehensible in a situation where Moscow is concentrating large forces near the borders with Ukraine, but insists that there are no plans for a military invasion of a neighboring state. The anti-COVID acquittal suggests that Moscow has secrets from the international community and that the Kremlin is avoiding revealing its true military intentions, which runs counter to OSCE principles.

Representatives of the organization from Latvia intended to visit the Bryansk and Smolensk regions in order to assess the scale of the maneuvers of the Western Military District. According to the Europeans, interested parties should be warned about such exercises in advance within the framework of the Vienna Document on OSCE Confidence and Security Building Measures. In the course of such a "check" Latvia would be able to obtain the necessary data on the deployment of combat units in these areas, their structure, tasks and activities.

As the Latvian Ministry of Defense points out, the formal reason for the refusal of the OSCE mission to visit the border regions with Ukraine was anti-covid measures. However, the Latvians note that the disease did not affect the large-scale conscription into the Russian army and the organization of the exercises.
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  1. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 26 January 2022 16: 30
    +8
    why do Latvians need to check something if they are yelling from every iron in the West that Russia has pulled hundreds of billions of its soldiers to the borders of Ukraine?))) let them believe what they are told from the USA - they will not lie)))
  2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 26 January 2022 16: 34
    +15
    The OSCE has discredited itself with a biased attitude along the demarcation line in Donbas. Everything that these figures see goes straight to the headquarters of our enemies, and not to specialists in conflict resolution. And even more so there is no trust in the Baltic mongrels.
    It's good that I'm not a diplomat, our diplomats found the right words to refuse. I wander around construction sites, I could send these ....! My words would not be diplomatic, but correct!
  3. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 26 January 2022 16: 54
    +3
    According to the Europeans, interested parties should be warned about such exercises in advance within the framework of the Vienna Document on OSCE Confidence and Security Building Measures.

    what are they carrying? Russia has so many soldiers and equipment in the exercises that, according to this Vienna document, we are not obliged to warn anyone about the exercises.
  4. Observer Third Party (Observer Third Party) 26 January 2022 18: 47
    +3
    But who are these mongrels to check Russia? Their place is under the plinth. Let them sit and not blather.
  5. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
    Siberia55 (Yuri) 26 January 2022 20: 33
    +5
    They would ask immediately to the General Staff of the Russian Federation. What's to be trifled with?
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 27 January 2022 15: 14
      0
      You can also show the device of a waste incineration plant in practice - there will be a lot of "garbage" of all sorts and scum to sniff out and look out for !!!
  6. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 27 January 2022 00: 16
    0
    Here it is Correct! There is no need to do and watch any NATO "peep" how the Russian Army works! I think "traditions"
  7. Elena_3 Offline Elena_3
    Elena_3 (Elena Komarova) 27 January 2022 13: 05
    +1
    Didn't get bored at all!
  8. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 27 January 2022 15: 10
    +1
    - There is nothing for you to drive there with a sting, you can break off inadvertently - up to the very ass !!!
  9. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 27 January 2022 16: 37
    +2
    Here are stupid sprats! They sent you, why is it incomprehensible!? Why? And it’s not good to merge information to just anyone
  10. Motorhead Offline Motorhead
    Motorhead (Alex) 27 January 2022 22: 14
    0
    Not Latvians, but Latvians.
    Those who are Latvians are actually "Negroes"