MINSK, 14 March (BelTA) – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei explained why Belarus voted against the resolution regarding the events in Ukraine in early March at the session of the UN General Assembly as he gave an interview with China Central Television, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Belarus was among the countries that voted against the resolution. Another 35 states abstained. "Indeed, 35 countries abstained from voting on this resolution. But that means they disagree with the resolution as well. They just decided, for one reason or another, to express our opinion in this way," the minister said.
Vladimir Makei explained why Belarus voted against the resolution: "A basic analysis shows that the resolution is absolutely one-sided. It provides one-sided interpretation of the events in Ukraine, around Ukraine. The resolution does not contain the information on what was happening there for the last eight years. In fact, there was a civil war. The resolution calls for compliance by all parties with the Minsk agreements. Although it is well known that one of the parties chose not to comply with these agreements, which were reached in Minsk. For some reason, neither the UN Security Council, nor the UN General Assembly, or other structural units of the UN took heed of this issue over the past six to seven years since the Minsk agreements were concluded.”
“As for Belarus, the resolution contains absolutely groundless, far-fetched, politicized accusations against Belarus, Vladimir Makei stated. "The positive role of Belarus related, among other things, to the organization of the work of the trilateral contact group, was ignored. So was the role of Belarus related to the development of comprehensive cooperation with our southern neighbor," he said.