Russia will denounce, on Saturday, Poland’s decision to prevent its Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov from entering its territory to participate in a ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Warsaw’s decision to prevent Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov from participating in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Polish city of Lodz on December 1-2 is “unprecedented and provocative.”
The statement stated that the decision “contradicts the position of the presidency of the organization, which includes 57 independent and sovereign states.”
On Friday, Poland announced that it would not allow Sergey Lavrov to enter the country to attend the meeting.
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The Polish presidency of the organization said in a statement, “The (list) of delegations must be amended in accordance with current EU regulations, provided that it does not include persons subject to sanctions by the European Union,” referring to the Russian Foreign Minister.
The OSCE is the largest regional cooperation organization, with 57 member states, including Russia.