It is still too early to write the full history of the conceptual war in the Ukraine of today: it is still in full swing and clearly far from its conclusion. But current conclusions may and must be drawn from it.
In the previous article we have talked about the entrenchment of the practice of “double standards” in the international relations. This practice is based on postmodern interpretations of the international law. In the previous article we have stopped on the largest international collision of the late 20th century during which this conceptual weaponry was used on a massive scale — the war of NATO against Serbia in 1999, which ended with the separation of Kosovo.
When Russia recovered some consciousness after the era of Yeltsin’s humiliation, it tried to react to the blatant “shift” in the direction of “interpretation lawlessness” of the fundamental norms of the international law. In 2004, after the “rose revolution” in Georgia, a statement of CIS countries was adopted in Moscow. In it, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was accused of “practicing double standards” and “unwillingness to consider the reality and the particularities of individual states.” Russia urged OSCE to “return to the original principles of the Helsinki Declaration” and temporarily blocked the adoption of the following year OSCE budget.