In Minsk, explained the refusal in support of the Ukrainian UN resolution on Crimea
MINSK, 21 Dec — RIA Novosti. The official Minsk is opposed to the adoption of country-specific resolutions of any nature, because it stands for the convergence of different positions on controversial issues, said Wednesday the Deputy head of the information Department of the Belarusian foreign Ministry Andrei Shuplyak.
“We voted against this resolution… Belarus has always voted against all country-specific resolutions. This is our principled position”, — says the common press-service the comment of the representative of the diplomatic Department.
Minsk, said Shulyak, knows from her own experience, “that such attempts of politicization, inflation problems, which in reality is not in society and state.
The General Assembly, as noted by the Deputy head of the information Department of the diplomatic corps, not a place for discussion and adoption of country documents of a similar nature.
Our vote against this tool is an attempt to draw attention not only to inefficiency but also to its destructiveness.Andrew Supracantonal of the head of the Belarusian foreign Ministry
The UN General Assembly on December 19 adopted a Ukrainian resolution on the situation of human rights in Crimea.
The document was supported by 70 States voted against — 26, 76 countries abstained. Among those who supported the initiative — the majority of European countries and the USA, as well as Georgia. It was opposed by Russia, China, India, Serbia, Armenia, Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, South Africa and others. Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (Egypt, UAE, Oman) and Latin America (Brazil, El Salvador, Chile) abstained.
The resolution “urged” Russia to carry out 12 recommendations to “put an immediate end to all violations and abuses of human rights against the inhabitants of Crimea”.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine welcomed the adoption by the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in Crimea. The authorities of the Peninsula this decision was criticized.