MINSK, 22 December (BelTA) - We are against the escalation of conflicts, but if necessary, we are ready to give a harsh response to any provocation, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the closing of the sixth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the seventh convocation on 22 December, BelTA has learned.
“MPs need to pay most careful attention to the implementation of the decree on deepening the Belarusian-Russian integration. We should synchronize our efforts with our Russian colleagues. We agreed on this during the 61st session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in Minsk. An important outcome of the Union State session was the adoption of a statement in connection with the so-called migrant crisis. The document condemns the policy of double standards and aggressive actions of Polish law enforcement agencies against refugees,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.
In his words, the Belarusian MPs did their best to bring objective information about the situation on the border with the European Union to the international community. “These arguments were heard. Thanks to the support of our colleagues of the geopolitical group Eurasia in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the delegations of the CIS and Georgia, the Middle East, Asia, Central and Latin America, the attempt to adopt an anti-Belarus resolution at the 143rd IPU Assembly failed,” the speaker said.
Vladimir Andreichenko added: “We are against the escalation of conflicts, but, if necessary, we are ready to give a harsh response to any provocation. This is exactly the position that was voiced at the events held within the framework of the CSTO PA and IPA CIS.”