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Lavrov blasts Europe for ‘shameful’ lack of support on resolution to fight Neo-Nazism

Russia will continue putting the proposal forth at the UN, the Council of Europe and the OSCE, according to the top diplomat

HIGH TATRAS /Slovakia/, July 9. /TASS/. Moscow’s European partners should feel ashamed for refusing to support the Russian draft resolution denouncing the revival of Neo-Nazism as unacceptable as part of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday following an informal gathering of the OSCE’s heads of diplomatic agencies.

"We definitely spoke about the problem of Neo-Nazism reviving. Radical extremists are raising their heads in Ukraine and in the Baltic States, and this is a big problem too," he said. "Unfortunately, the majority in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly did not support the Russian draft [resolution] denouncing the revival of Neo-Nazism as unacceptable."

"This is shameful on the part of our European partners," the top diplomat stressed. "But we will continue putting this topic forward in the United Nations, in the Council of Europe and at the OSCE."

Lavrov vowed that Russia together with its colleagues will put together a package of the necessary solutions by the official meeting of the OSCE member states’ foreign ministers in early December in Bratislava.