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Belarus’ Foreign Ministry: PACE resolution is ordinary routine document

MINSK, 26 January (BelTA) – The Foreign Ministry of Belarus calls the PACE resolution on Belarus an ordinary and routine document, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh told a briefing on 26 January, BelTA has learnt.

“The resolution can be called an ordinary routine document that is based on questionable materials and false accusations taken from Internet. The author (Andres Herkel, PACE rapporteur on Belarus, head of the Estonian delegation to the Council of Europe – BelTA’s note) has not visited Belarus and has not applied for the Belarusian visa. He did not come with the parliamentary delegation of Estonia that visited Minsk in October last year within the framework of the inter-parliamentary cooperation. This speaks louder than words,” Andrei Savinykh said.

Apart from that, PACE did not even invite Belarusian MPs to discuss this opus. “This is an eloquent proof of their biased approaches. We see little common sense in such actions recently, there is no logic here. They rather seek to meet career, reputational or political needs of the initiators,” the Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus added.