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05 July 2022, 17:47

Call on UN to respond decisively to discrimination against Russian-speaking citizens in EU

MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) - Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office at Geneva Larisa Belskaya took part in the discussion with the special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism during the 50th session of the Human Rights Council, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Belarusian diplomat drew attention to the large-scale discrimination in the EU countries against Russian-speaking people, including Belarusians, in various spheres of life: travel, education, culture, sport, healthcare, finance. She noted that the promotion of Russophobia and the Western politicians' obsession with sanctions are fueling inter-civilizational conflict in Europe

Larisa Belskaya noted that in some Western and other countries these processes are developing alongside the dangerous state-level encouragement of the paramilitary groups that preach ethnic and racial hatred and neo-Nazi ideology.

Belarus called upon the special rapporteur to assess these processes in an unbiased way and to react in the strongest possible terms to facts of discrimination against Belarusians and Russians and to seek restoration of their rights.

The Belarusian delegation invited the council to get familiar with the latest report on the most resonant cases of human rights violations in some countries released by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry on 4 July 2022.

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