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Friday, 01 July 2022 02:36 GMT

Russia pulls out from Council of Baltic Sea States

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, Russia stated that it has chosen to withdraw from the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), a political forum for local collaboration with 11 associate states such as Germany, Finland, in addition to Sweden.

In an announcement, the Foreign Ministry stated that the association has been turning into "an anti-Russian tool," and some biased decisions have been made in desecration of the agreement rule including banning Russia from the council and Belarus as an observer state.

"Former partners' tried to politicize the activities of the CBSS," the data stated that, adding that Russia was attempting to direct collaboration in a practical path, placing the task of maintainable socio-economic expansion of the Baltic district in the first place, but "unfortunately, in the end, the destructive logic of our counterparties prevailed."

Adding that "Western countries – let's call a spade a spade – have monopolized the Council for their opportunistic purposes, are making plans to set up its work to the detriment of Russian interests.”

The ministry stated that "Extra-regional problems are projected onto the Baltic, pressure is exerted on those interested in continuing full-fledged cooperation, the entire array of accumulated in recent years, stability in the region is put at risk."


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