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23 September 2022, 09:25

Makei: Belarus has never favored war, but it is not a traitor either

MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – Belarus has never favored the war, but it is not a traitor either, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei said at the United Nations Security Council Briefing “Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine”, BelTA has learned.

The minister drew attention to the aggressive anti-Belarusian campaign aimed at denigrating the country in the context of this crisis. “Belarus is referred to as an ‘accomplice of the aggressor' or even a party to the conflict. We have said and continue to say: Belarus has never advocated the war. But we are not traitors either! We have allied commitments, and we are strictly following and will follow the spirit and letter of international treaties to which we are parties,” the foreign minister stressed.

“At the same time, Belarus responsibly declares that not a single Belarusian soldier, not a single piece of equipment was sent to Ukraine to participate in the hostilities. Independent OSCE experts confirm that Belarus is not a party to an international armed conflict in accordance with the norms and principles of international law. All the accusations against Belarus voiced by the West are absolutely groundless and unfounded!” he said.

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