LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deynego speaks at the panel discussion "Diplomacy of "all tracks": the role of traditional and new diplomatic tools in the promotion of Russia's national interests" on the margins of the SPIEF
LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deynego speaks at the panel discussion "Diplomacy of "all tracks": the role of traditional and new diplomatic tools in the promotion of Russia's national interests" on the margins of the SPIEF.
The session was devoted to the development of new interaction mechanisms to promote Russia's national interests and the West's "diplomatic sanctions" against Russia, aimed, in particular, at forcing the Russian Federation out of international organizations, which significantly reduces the effectiveness of traditional diplomacy.
The discussion was attended by Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Olga Lebedeva, MGIMO Professor of Diplomacy, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director of the UN Information Center in Moscow, Sergey Pospelov, Executive Secretary of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Rishabh Sethi, President and Founder of the Indian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives, Konstantin Kolpakov, Chairman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Young Diplomats Council.
In his speech, the LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deynego, based on his own experience of engaging in the Minsk negotiations on Donbass, analyzed traditional and new tools of diplomacy, emphasizing the crisis of classical interaction mechanisms caused by the conscious opponents' refusal either to engage in dialogue or to fulfill their commitments.
In addition, he doubted the effectiveness of the UN in facilitating conflict resolution, pointing to the inappropriateness of UN representatives' arguments that the lack of effectiveness of the organization's institutions should be taken "as it is," positively assessing their very existence and attempts to achieve results.
The member states are entitled to assess the effectiveness of the UN's work, especially Russia – one of the initiators of the UN establishment, but not the organization itself, which should strive to develop and improve itself to achieve its statutory goals, rather than to get complacent and be satisfied with the process itself even in the absence of results.