The foreign Ministry of Belarus stated that the draft resolution on human rights violations in Crimea «has no relation to the subject of the territorial integrity of Ukraine».
This is stated in statement by the press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Belarus Dmitry Mironchik.
«The vote of the Belarusian country-specific resolutions on human rights violations that took place on 15 November in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, became the subject of many and have nothing to do with the reality of speculation in the media. By the way, all these documents were four, but the «pinch» Belarus wanted about only one of them associated with Ukraine,» — he said.
«In this regard, I note that the position of Belarus on Ukraine has not changed one iota. The question about procedure of consideration of human rights in the UN is a completely different plane and our firm belief, is irrelevant to the topic of territorial integrity of Ukraine», — said Mironchik.
According to him, Belarus has experienced how destructive mechanism of country-specific resolutions, and «firmly believes that their adoption is a way in anywhere».
The statement said that this practice developed during the cold war imposed on the UN by individual countries to promote their own interests.
«And this is especially evident in a situation when the international community has already developed a new process – the Universal periodic review of the UN Council on human rights. It is also not ideal, but at least, based on an equitable, constructive and professional dialogue,» the statement said.
Mironchik stated that this position was conveyed by foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei to the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.
We will remind, the Ukrainian draft resolution entitled «Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)» the UN has supported 73 countries, and 23 voted against, among them, in particular, were Russia and Belarus.
For the first time in a UN document called Russia the state-occupier, and an occupied territory of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry said the adoption of the UN resolution was an important diplomatic and political-legal mechanism in Ukraine to protect the rights of its citizens on the temporarily occupied territory of the Peninsula.
In Belarus believe that the UN resolution on Crimea has nothing to do with the territorial integrity of Ukraine 17.11.2016