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Sunday, March 18, 2018

“A knife in the back”: Deputy of the Parliament angered the Belarus vote on the Crimean resolution

The first Deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, participant of the negotiations in the “Minsk” format, Irina Gerashchenko said that it is not possible to remain silent after the decision of Belarus to vote against the resolution on human rights in Crimea, proposed by Kiev. The politician said that such behavior does not correspond to the statements of the Belarusian authorities about neutrality.

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Irina Gerashchenko

On his page on Facebook wrote that he believes the Minsk expressed solidarity with Russia “stabbed in the back”, and the second after a similar vote last year.

Note that submitted to the UN General Assembly resolution on recommendations of Russia concerning human rights in the Crimea on 14 November adopted the Third Committee of the UNGA-social, humanitarian and cultural issues. “For” vote of 71 countries, against — 25, including Russia and Belarus, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria. Abstaining 77 countries.

“This is not a neutral position, and quite specific. Neutral countries at least abstained, Belarus again is not enough “neutrality” to a position different from the position of the Russian Federation”, – said Gerashchenko. The resolution itself she considers very important.

In this regard, member of Parliament, it is unclear why Minsk presents itself as a neutral platform for negotiations on the Donbass.

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