The comments made by Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, on 18 February 2022.
Despite Russia’s claims to seek dialogue, all the evidence shows the opposite. This is the second OSCE meeting that Russia has boycotted. If Russia was serious about de-escalation, it would withdraw its troops and show up to these meetings. Instead we see contempt for the OSCE commitments to which it freely signed up.
Russia has the opportunity to de-escalate, withdraw its troops, and engage in meaningful dialogue. It must do so.