Armenia has blocked the process of adopting the budget of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Report informs referring to
By such actions, Yerevan deals a sensitive blow to the prestige and functionality of the entire organization.
The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is a very important “success story” for the OSCE. The mission’s budget is 100 million euros and more than 1,000 employees are involved in its activities. However, the mission’s mandate expires on March 31, and if no decision on its extension is made until then, the mission’s activities will automatically end.
Such destructive behavior of Yerevan in the OSCE not only demonstrates its hostile attitude against Kyiv, but also paralyzes the activities of the entire organization. It is logical that this step by Armenia causes serious discontent in the West. The recent activity of the Armenian Foreign Ministry and its increasingly aggressive statements against Azerbaijan make it look like Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan doesn’t control his foreign ministry. Whether the Armenian Foreign Ministry acts in such a destructive way independently, or under external control, remains an open question.