Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the OSCE’s 30th Ministerial Council, criticized the current direction of the organization, stating that Western actions are undermining European security. Lavrov highlighted divisions impacting the OSCE’s founding security principles, expressing pessimism about the organization’s future. He questioned investing in the OSCE’s revival, seeing it as serving NATO and EU interests and losing its impartiality. Lavrov emphasized recent events eroding the OSCE’s role in providing fair global solutions and challenged the equality of participant states. Referring to historical events like NATO’s actions in Yugoslavia and Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, Lavrov lamented the OSCE’s current unfavorable state and uncertain prospects, notably on its 50th anniversary.