During the meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Skopje, Lavrov stressed that Russia notes with regret that the OSCE is in a deplorable state and that the prospects for the OSCE remain unclear."In just over a year, the Helsinki Final Act will be 50 years old. In this regard, I regret to say that the OSCE is approaching this anniversary in a deplorable state, and its prospects remain unclear.Lavrov explained that the meaning of efforts to revive the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which has become attached to NATO and the European Union, is now in question.The meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) kicked off in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, on Thursday, with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.Lavrov arrived at the meeting Lavrov's visit is the first to Europe since the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, away from his visits to Belarus and Turkey. Against the background of his participation, the event was boycotted by the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.