On the 26th of March, 2012, the representatives of the Right-Wing Conservative Alliance handed over to the European Union's Office in Moscow a statement with the demand to stop a procedure of imposing sanctions against the Republic of Belarus and shift from the policy of pressure to constructive dialogue.
Dear parliamentarians of the European Union!
Today we can observe a number of countries unleashing an unprecedented campaign of putting pressure on the current and legitimate authorities of the Republic of Belarus. The USA and the EU are unilaterally imposing sanctions on the country, justifying it by failure to comply with a sort of "democratic procedures" in Belarus. In fact, we see an attempt to put pressure on the country with the purpose of further interference into domestic affairs of the independent state.
The EU sanctions are being imposed for execution of two citizens of the Republic of Belarus, who were charged with organization of terror act in the Minsk Metro on the 11th of April, 2011, in the result of which 15 people died, 203 became victims. The court of the Republic of Belarus found them guilty and, given the offense severity, sentenced them to capital punishment. Belarus, as well as the USA, didn't introduced moratorium on death penalty, but at the same time no sanctions thereupon have been imposed on the USA by the EU. We also remind you that a number of international partners of the West, in particular Saudi Arabia, apply much more brutal punishment to the criminals: stoning, public lynching and others.
In case of Belarus we can see what is all over the world called as a policy of double standards.
The ashes of once flourishing Libyan towns are still warm and the relatives haven't stopped yet mourning for 50 thousand died in the civil war in Libya, unleashed by NATO and the USA under the pretext of "protection of democracy". But now a newly elected democratic Libyan government is accused of human rights' violation, whereas Libyan weapons are being supplied to Al-Qaeda terrorists. Let's ask ourselves a simple question: who is responsible for today's and future victims? Whose missiles hit civilians, turning Libyan infrastructure and houses to dust?
Mass shooting in Norway, carried out by Anders Breivik, or recent bloody incident in Toulouse indicates that the European Union has a number of very serious unsolved domestic problems, which in the prospect of a new phase of financial crisis might significantly complicate social, political and economic living conditions of the European countries.
In this case, it seems unreasonable to aggravate relations with the Eastern neighbour, who has always pursued a policy of establishing of good-neighbourly and partner's relations with the EU countries and has never made an attempt to interfere into their domestic affairs.
The Right-Wing Conservative Alliance calls on you to stop this policy of pressure towards the Republic of Belarus and shift to constructive dialogue, based on principles of mutual respect and inviolability states' sovereignty.
The first step towards such dialogue might become lifting EU sanctions against the Republic of Belarus.