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12 May 2022, 09:01

Savinykh: Political games exploiting Ukraine's tragedy are unacceptable

Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo
Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo

MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) – On 11 May Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives, Head of the Delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus to the OSCE PA Andrei Savinykh took part in the Call for Action – Helsinki +50 online meeting: The role of the OSCE in addressing the conflict in Ukraine and its consequences, BelTA learned from the press service of the House of Representatives.

“We are discussing an extremely important and very sensitive topic. Political games exploiting this tragedy are unacceptable and destructive for the future of the world. It is a fact that many NATO countries are directly involved in the hostilities, as they supply the Ukrainian authorities with weapons, intelligence information, and allow their citizens to enter Ukraine as mercenaries. This is an irresponsible policy that prolongs the conflict and brings additional suffering to ordinary citizens of Ukraine,” Andrei Savinykh said addressing members of national delegations of the OSCE participating States.

The parliamentarian recalled that this conflict had been dragging on since 2014, for more than 8 years already. “One gets the impression that the immediate surrender of the Ukrainian authorities can be the only solution to the armed conflict in Ukraine. This will be a decisive step to save Ukrainian lives. This step will allow Russia to carry out the de-nazification of Ukraine, to help hold new elections, where the OSCE PA and other international observers will be invited. This is the way to build a sovereign Ukraine, free from external pressure, free from the dictate of extremist and oligarchic structures financed by external forces through robbing the Ukrainian people,” he said.

“The question remains how to rebuild Ukraine after the unconditional surrender and return to peaceful life. I think that this can be done at the expense of the states that supply weapons to the Ukrainian authorities today. The amount of payments for the rebuilding effort can be proportionate to the amount of delivered weapons. Data on these supplies is available so that each country's share of responsibility is easy to determine. This is the only fair way to protect the interests of the Ukrainian people. Everything else is an attempt to profit from someone else's misfortune,” Andrei Savinykh added.

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