MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) - Belarus' Permanent Representative to the UN Valentin Rybakov called the sanctions against Belarus illegal as he spoke at a meeting of the UN Security Council on 31 October, BelTA has learned.
“I would like to remind you all about the illegal sanctions against Belarusian potash fertilizers. Potash fertilizers are the key to future harvests. A shortage of these products [potash fertilizers] in the world markets - and Belarus, according to some statistics, accounts for a third of their global production - will lead to the death of tens of millions more people from hunger. I would like to appeal to those who develop and implement these sanctions: you deprive people of their fundamental right - the right to life. After that you have the nerve to teach us how to respect human rights as you understand them,” said Valentin Rybakov.
“Sooner or later you will simply be swept away either by your own people or by the millions who will come to you from the countries you are destroying today. These people will come to you not for mythical human rights in your sense, but for a piece of bread to feed their families, their children. I believe you will go down in history not as politicians, but as criminals and serial killers,” Belarus' permanent representative to the UN concluded.