Annual Security Review Conference Right of Reply to the Russian Federation
As delivered by Christopher Robinson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs,
Vienna, June 29, 2022
I fully concur with the statements by my Ukrainian colleague and the representative of the EU. The Russian Permanent Representative has made a number of baseless accusations and frankly, fantastical lies, which I do not think dignify a response. But I do want to make one point crystal clear. What is happening in Ukraine, what is happening to global food security, what is happening to the OSCE Acquis and the very principles of the Helsinki Final Act and frankly, the security of every participating State around this table, is a result of Russia’s unprovoked, unjustified war of aggression. If Russia seeks a solution at the negotiating table, then we call on Russia to cease the unjustified war of aggression immediately.