4 Jul 2019 18:51

Estonia plans to raise in OSCE PA session issue of Russia militarization in Black Sea, Sea of Azov areas

TALLINN. July 4 (Interfax) - The Estonian delegation at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA) session intends to raise the issue of Russia's militarization in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov regions and Crimea, the republic's parliament press service told Interfax.

One of the main issues to be addressed at the 28th session of the OSCE PA, which begins on July 4, is the issue of the role of the parliaments in ensuring stable development and security, the press service said.

Johannes Kert, a member of the Estonian parliament delegation and former commander of the Estonian Defense Forces, said he plans to "raise the issue of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the issue of Russia militarization in the in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov regions and Crimea."

"Despite Russia's aggressive policies, international organizations are helping boost security and improve the human rights situation in Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia," he said.

Members of the Estonian delegation also intend to raise issues relating to migration management and the policies on deporting migrants to their homelands, protection of children in conflict regions, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism and intolerance.

The summer 28th session of the OSCE PA, which will be held on July 4-8, will be devoted to the influence of Brexit, energy security, climate change, fight against corruption and the development of good management.