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Belarusian MFA explains refusal to vote for resolution on Crimea by "principle position"

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to diplomats, their delegation "always" votes against resolutions on individual countries
11:15, 21 December 2017

Belarusian Foreign Ministry
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The press service head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, Andrei Shuplyak said that the country's delegation voted against the new resolution on human rights situation in the annexed by Russia Crimea, because it always votes against any resolutions on individual countries. Shuplyak said this answering the question of the BelTA agency correspondent.

"This is our principle position. We know from our own experience what the attempts to artificially politicize and inflate non-existent in society and the state problems are. And we think that the UN General Assembly is not the place for discussion and adoption of such documents on individual countries, "the spokesman said.   

According to Shuplyak, Belarus voting against such resolutions does not testify to Minsk lack of heart for the initiators' concern, but an attempt to draw attention not only to the ineffectiveness of such instruments, but also their destructiveness. Instead of such resolutions, the diplomat suggested finding solutions in the course of negotiations and seeking opportunities for rapprochement of positions.

Related: After UN resolution, de-occupation of Russia-annexed Crimea should become the next step

As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the updated UN resolution on human rights in Crimea will be aimed at preventing impunity for the crimes against human rights, committed on the peninsula’s territory. Serhiy Kyslytsia, deputy foreign minister said that commenting on the document.

According to the official, Ukraine intends to look into all reported crimes and impose restrictive measures against those considered guilty of violating human rights, so that every criminal would realize his actions will not remain unchallenged.

Related: United Kingdom calls on international community to support UN resolution on Crimea

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