Posted: 14.04.2022 09:42:00

OSCE does not view Belarus a party to IAC in Ukraine

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe does not consider Belarus a party to the international armed conflict (IAC) in Ukraine – as reported by OSCE Mission’s statement posted on the organisation’s official website

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"The Mission considers that as of April 1st it [Belarus] is not a party to the IAC, as long as it does not itself commit acts of violence or other acts that would constitute direct participation in the hostilities by persons attributable to Belarus," the report reads.

The organisation adds that, similarly, NATO member states are not parties to the IAC by the mere fact that they supply weapons or share general intelligence information.