Belarus delegation not to support resolution on Russia’s annexation of Crimea at OSCE PA session

The Belarusian delegation is not going to condemn Russia’s actions in Crimea at the OSCE PA session in Helsinki which is to take place on 5-9 July, Viktar Huminsky, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus told journalists on Friday.

Belarus will emphasize the importance of fulfilling Minsk accords on Ukraine at the session, the Deputy Chairman stressed. “We will not just support it. We will voice our position so that this 24th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly would not take us apart, first of all Russia and Ukraine, but make steps forward to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Parliamentarians, the same as politicians, should become a basis for the implementation of the commitments under Minsk accords. We will submit the corresponding proposal,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Viktar Huminsky as saying.

The draft resolution also suggests condemning Russia’s actions in respect to Crimea. According to Viktar Huminsky, Belarus is not going to support this proposal. “We will follow our common position on the issue. We did not vote on the issue in the UN and the Eastern Partnership at the Riga summit. We stated we could not vote on this point,” he said.

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