RRI Newsflash

OSCE – Romania has decided not to allow the Russian Federation’s delegation to participate in the annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, to take place in Bucharest between June 29 and July 3, 2024. The measure will apply to all members of the Russian delegation, such as parliamentarians and technical staff. The same ban will apply to the delegation of Belarus, a country that supports the war started by Russia in Ukraine. The spokesman of the Romanian Foreign Ministry, Radu Filip, explained on Radio Romania News channel that the decision is based on Romania’s firm position in relation to Russia, in the context of the war of aggression against Ukraine. Moreover, some of the members of the Russian delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly are subject to restrictive measures at the European level, so they cannot be accepted on Romanian territory.