Russia: OPCW mandate altered to 'bypass Russian veto in New York' — Russian rep. Shulgin

Russia's Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said member states of the body had been pressured into voting in favour of giving the organisation accusatory powers. «Our Western partners clearly did not play according to the rules, put unprecedented pressure on other countries,» he said at a press conference from The Hague... Еще on Wednesday. «The diplomats of this support group of Great Britain were literally going to the ministries of foreign affairs of various countries, put pressure on them, we even know cases of open blackmail of our close allies,» he added. OPCW member countries on Wednesday voted in favour of giving the organisation the ability to ascribe blame for chemical weapons attacks. Commenting on the decision, Shulgin said, «our Western partners, and they are absolutely not embarrassed by this fact, with perseverance are trying to push this mission though. It's clear why they are doing it — they want to bypass the Russian veto in New York, and they practically do not hide it.»

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