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11 July 2022, 16:45

EU resolution on Belarus slammed as ‘shameless interference in internal affairs of sovereign state'

MINSK, 11 July (BelTA) – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office at Geneva Larisa Belskaya criticized the EU resolution on situation with human rights in Belarus as shameless interference in the international affairs of a sovereign state, BelTA learned from Belarus' permanent mission to the UN in Geneva.

During its 50th session, the Human Rights Council considered another politicized draft resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus sponsored by the EU and its partners. “This initiative was put to a vote, and, as a result, more than half of the Council members did not support it, thus demonstrating their disagreement with the assessments and approaches of the Western countries towards Belarus.

Larisa Belskaya slammed the EU resolution as shameless interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. “The Belarusian diplomat stated that the provisions of the resolution are aimed at silencing and distorting the real state of affairs in Belarus and the state policy to promote various categories of human rights. In contrast, the resolution promotes and encourages all practices and structures that purposefully work to discredit the state, including marginal groups of the so-called opposition operating in the EU countries, which are supported by their Western sponsors,” the mission said.

The Belarusian diplomat criticized the Western countries for violating the rights of Belarusians and citizens of other countries through the illegal sanctions policy and the destruction of inter-state contacts. “She stated that the Belarusian government does not recognize the mandate of the special rapporteur, who acts exclusively in line with the interests of the EU and the United States and their vision of the development of the Belarusian state,” the mission said. “Larisa Belskaya stressed that the Belarusian state rests upon the support of the majority of the people. That was the reason why they failed to see through the 2020 color revolution in Belarus, to undermine social and economic stability by imposing ‘sanctions packages' in 2021 and 2022, and to destabilize the situation by a systematic disinformation campaign against the Belarusian leadership and by putting the sanctions pressure on my country amid the conflict in Ukraine. She noted that this is why the biased resolutions sponsored by Western states, which do not want to respect the differences between our countries and acknowledge Belarus' independent choice of its own development path, do not work.”

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