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29 November 2021, 16:59

Senator: The situation at the border demonstrates human life means nothing to Western democrats

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – The situation at the Belarusian-Polish border has demonstrated that human life means nothing to Western democrats. Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova made the statement at a session of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, BelTA has learned.

The senator said: “The situation evolving around Belarus cannot but worry every one of us. Hybrid pressure on our country continues. Attack methods are becoming more and more cynical and antihuman. They go beyond the limits of common sense and human morality. They tried to destroy our statehood with a blitzkrieg first. When that failed, they resorted to sanctions. A flow of falsehoods and lies targeting Belarus, Belarusian authorities, and the Belarusian nation continues unabated. Our representatives face all kinds of barriers in their attempts to spread the truth in the world – participation in international events gets blocked and European reporters are forbidden to talk to us.”

In her words, Western “puppet masters” now use innocent people as a hybrid weapon. “It is unthinkable that in the 21st century refugees are not only pushed into Belarus but tear gas, stun grenades, toxic chemicals are used against them. Even their dead bodies are dragged into the Belarusian territory. Western politicians are afraid to show the truth to their people, to show that the ‘democracy' they have been indoctrinating for decades cannot handle existing problems such as the pandemic or the inflow of migrants. They are trying to camouflage their weaknesses and errors with allegedly more significant problems of other countries and nations,” Natalya Kochanova stressed.

The senator went on saying: “The situation at the Belarusian-Polish border has demonstrated that human life means nothing to Western democrats. They have no pity for women, children, old people, who were lured by their promises and went to the European Union seeking a better life. But for the third week they have been forced to remain in complete uncertainty. Fortunately, these people chose Belarus as a transit territory. Belarusians care for other people's pain. We didn't leave the refugees in distress.”

All the government agencies, public organizations, and ordinary citizens help refugees. The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus was one of the first to offer aid and provide assistance, the senator said. “Upon instructions of the head of state we provide general coordination of the humanitarian mission at the border. Close attention is paid to women and children. Since the first day a spontaneous refugee camp was set up at the border and up till now, Chairman of the Education, Science, Culture, and Social Development Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Viktor Liskovich has been at the border to fulfill these instructions on site. Many senators have also become engaged in resolving this problem,” Natalya Kochanova stated.

The head of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament went on saying: “The Presidium of the Council of the Republic immediately appealed to the international community and called for putting efforts into resolving the situation in a constructive manner. The Council of the Republic's basic organization of the Belarusian Union of Women hosted a roundtable session with representatives of basic organizations of the public association at premises of the Council of the Republic and passed an address. Within the framework of events of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly we released a statement on the migration situation at the Belarusian-Polish border. We called upon the CIS states to join efforts in counteracting this challenge. We also contacted the head of the Inter-Parliamentary Union with a demand to take effective and immediate measures in order to prevent the inclusion of the relevant item into the agenda and together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs we convinced friendly countries to support Belarus.”

Natalya Kochanova said: “We cannot be silent. Our truth is the key weapon in this madness. And we have to deliver it to the world. Our duty is to preserve sovereign and independent Belarus, peace and tranquility in our country.”

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