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20 Feb 2014

Belarus against unlawful methods to resolve political discord in Ukraine

Belarus against unlawful methods to resolve political discord in Ukraine

MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – The Republic of Belarus is concerned about the mounting tension in Ukraine that has resulted in human losses, BelTA learned from the latest statement released by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

“We believe that radical, manifestly unlawful methods to resolve the domestic political discord are inadmissible. We cannot but notice that while evaluating the dramatic events that have been going on in Ukraine for the last few months Western nations repeatedly emphasized the ‘peaceful’ nature of the protest actions and were unwilling to notice the illegal capture of administrative buildings, the use of Molotov cocktails and firearms by the protesters in their clashes with police,” the statement reads.

The stance in essence condones radicalism and extremism. It has rendered a negative effect on the escalation of the violence, believes the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. The approaches used to highlight events in Ukraine drastically differ from the opinions voiced to evaluate protest actions in other European countries where law enforcement bodies resort to force to restore law and order.

The statement also reads: “Belarus holds a consistent view in favor of resolving the Ukrainian political crisis with peaceful methods without external meddling. Constitutional provisions must be observed. Once again we offer hope for the stabilization of the situation in Ukraine soon”.

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