Updated at 15:43,21-11-2022

Belarus' MPs comment on European Parliament's hearings on Belarus


Belarus' MPs comment on European Parliament's hearings on Belarus
The Presidium of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus has adopted a statement in connection with the parliamentary hearings on Belarus in the European Parliament, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper house of parliament.

“The Presidium of the Council of the Republic was filled with indignation at the hearings on Belarus in the European Parliament on 19 October 2022, which became another demonstration of disregard for the Republic of Belarus and an attempt to deliberately discredit the policy of our country. This is not the first time that MEPs resorted to blatant manipulation of public opinion under the pretext of protection of human rights. The attempts of a number of European parliamentarians to impose their ungrounded, politically biased vision of the role of Belarus' leadership in the developments around Ukraine deserve the harshest criticism,” the statement reads. “We strongly believe that the Russia-Ukraine conflict can only be resolved through political and diplomatic means. Belarus has already done a lot for this by organizing three rounds of talks between Russia and Ukraine on its territory,” the message reads.

The Council of the Republic condemns the European Parliament's support for the Belarusian radical self-exiled opposition and its plans to overthrow the legitimate government in Belarus. “This equals to support for terrorism and gross interference in the affairs of a sovereign state. They fail to understand that such calls are fraught with serious consequences for the security of the entire continent,” the statement reads. “Speculations of individual MEPs on the Belarusian topic is a deliberate move to turn the attention of voters away from mounting problems in the EU countries. As they keep calling to introduce more and more sanctions against Belarus, these sanctions have already come back to hurt their initiators,” the message reads.

“We believe that the European Union will come to realize the harmfulness of such a policy towards the Republic of Belarus. It is the parliamentarians who could help build constructive cooperation to prevent the escalation of tension in Europe,” the statement emphasizes.