The political scientist Byshok called the NPT conference stalling after the start of the special operation, the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) could not agree on the final document due to the specifics of its work.
So the reasons for the disagreement in the conversation with the “Tape.
Reasons for disagreementthe final document was not adopted because the participants could not reach a consensus, said the chairman of the conference Gustavo Zlauvinen.
Moscow opposed the signing, since its proposals were not accepted. The United States accused Russia of trying to make changes to the project “in the last minutes.”
What is the paradox: when you live in peacetime, you gather and accept the document for all the good. When you need to adopt a more specific document, you cannot do this, because the specifics suggest that someone from the current confrontation is wrong. If you have the right of veto, and you are one of the key players, if they want to call you wrong, you resist this in every possible way, Stanislav Byshokkandidate political science conferences are especially important in times of instability in the world, but that’s when difficulties arise in their work, the expert believes.
“On the one hand, these conferences were created to maintain peace and solve the accumulated issues. But in fact, the world supports itself when it exists, and these conferences are of a ritual nature. And when extreme situations happen, as happened on February 24, these rituals no longer work very well, because it is clear that something went wrong. These conferences or, say, the UN, when peace is violated, stall,” said the Candidate of Political Sciences.
The position of Russia During the conference there were nuances that Russia perceived as infringement of its interests, Byshok believes.
In the context of the conflict in Ukraine, the issue of the potential use of nuclear weapons is given special attention, he says.
“We are talking about the fact that all countries are theoretically for peace, for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. If the document had been so general, then absolutely everyone would have accepted it. But on the other hand, critics would say that everyone once again gathered to say that we are for all the good against all the bad,” the political scientist explained.
Russia accused Ukraine of the lack of consensus at the conference of the day today for the adoption of the final document, it must be approved by all parties to the NPT — 191 states.
The participants only managed to agree on holding the next conference in 2026.
Igor Vishnevetsky, Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, noted that many delegations had objections to the draft final document.
Russia demanded amendments to the paragraphs of the final document of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which concerned the Zaporozhye NPP and the Budapest Memorandum, Zlauvinen said.
The tenth NPT Conference was held from August 1 to 26 in New York. One of the key topics was the situation at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine, which is now under the control of the Russian side.