A meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will be held in Poland next month. The OSCE summit will take place on 1 and 2 December in Lodz, in central Poland. Warsaw announced on Friday that the Russian ministerial delegation would not be allowed to enter its territory to participate in the meeting.
“This decision by Poland is provocative and unprecedented,” Russian diplomacy responded on Saturday. “Not only does this bring Warsaw into disrepute, but irreparable damage has been done to the functioning of the OSCE.”