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08 July 2022, 10:18

Belarus MFA spokesman: The West forgoes freedom of speech if its interests are affected

Anatoly Glaz. Screenshot of the video on the ONT TV channel
Anatoly Glaz. Screenshot of the video on the ONT TV channel

MINSK, 8 July (BelTA) – The West throws pluralism of opinions and the freedom of speech out the window if its interests are affected, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Glaz told the ONT TV channel, BelTA informs.

“Pluralism of opinions, freedom of speech, discussion, debate, and so on that people on the other side of the border have been touting for the last 10-15 years, turned out to be ... That is, it is all about us: let's eat what's yours first and then each will eat their own part. The same here: it turned out that it is not worth a penny when it affects their interests. Everything is thrown out the window without any hesitation,” Anatoly Glaz noted.

According to the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are certain structures in the UN system and the OSCE that monitor compliance with standards in the field of freedom of speech. Western countries often fall under their criticism as well. “Not everyone liked it. At some stage, well-known large NGOs were set up to deal with this issue. Naturally, the one who finances them calls the shots there,” the diplomat noted.

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