Posted: 26.01.2023 16:04:00

Belarus condemns resolution of European Parliament on creation of special tribunal for Ukraine

The Council of the Republic categorically condemns the resolution of the European Parliament as of January 19th, which is truly a politically biased document – as stated by the Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs and National Security, Sergei Rachkov, commenting on the recent decision of the European Parliament proposing to create a tribunal for Vladimir Putin, and also Aleksandr Lukashenko for the latter’s support of Russia’s actions

“We often receive documents of the kind from the European Parliament, and they do not correspond to reality, with many fakes and misinformation. Another such document is now available. According to it, a tribunal in the case of aggression in Ukraine has been allegedly created,” Mr. Rachkov said.

According to the politician, documents of the European Parliament and this resolution in particular have no legal force. “It is rather an instrument of pressure on individual countries, including Belarus. In fact, we are talking about an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of our country. We openly and clearly state that the Republic of Belarus, being in the heart of Europe, constantly pursues a peaceful foreign policy aimed at peaceful coexistence of states. We emphasise once again that it was Aleksandr Grigorievich Lukashenko who initiated the peaceful Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, three rounds of which took place on the territory of our country,” he stated.

Mr. Rachkov added that, over the past 25 years, Belarus has achieved significant results in socio-economic, spiritual, and cultural development under the leadership of its President. “With this in mind, Belarus’ involvement in the situation in Ukraine is out of question,” he said. “In turn, the European Parliament probably should have thought about the corruption scandals that it constantly houses. Therefore, it is not for the European Parliament to teach the Republic of Belarus.”