The situation in Syria is undergoing a complete transformation. Due to the de-escalation process, it is now possible to drastically reduce the level of violence, to improve the humanitarian situation as well as to fight terrorists more efficiently.
As part of the implementation of the conclusions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, four multinational battle groups have been deployed in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with the total number of troops exceeding 4,500.
On 5th September, at the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin announced an initiative to establish a United Nations mission of support in protecting the Special Monitoring Mission Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (SMM OSCE) in the south-east of Ukraine.
The 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China has emphasized the proximity of member states’ positions on current global problems, demonstrating that over the last 10 years, BRICS has grown into a full-fledged international mechanism for global cooperation.
Russia is deeply concerned over the situation on the Korean Peninsula, where confrontation is moving into its hottest phase since the conflict sixty years ago. However, North Korea continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions.
In June 2017, the leaders of the SCO signed the Convention on Countering Extremism, which will help strengthen the international legal framework to address new challenges and threats, as well as increase cooperation between the relevant authorities.