BAKU, October 27. /TASS/. The West, for the sake of protecting its hegemony, is sacrificing and privatizing international organizations created to establish harmony in relations between countries, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said at the 15th Verona Eurasian Economic Forum in Baku on Thursday.
"We state with regret that while fighting to preserve hegemony, the West is sacrificing and privatizing organizations created and designated for maintaining harmony in international relations, seeking a balance of interests and a unifying agenda," he said.
According to the senior diplomat, the future of Europe’s oldest organization, the Council of Europe, is particularly bleak. "The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is currently literally teetering on the verge of spiraling into oblivion. The West’s attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) continues," he stated. Glushko added that "the Energy Charter Treaty has also suddenly fallen out of favor, being suddenly discarded as not fitting in with that ‘rules-based order’ which is still stuck in the heads of politicians in Washington and Brussels, and so on."