Verkhovna Rada Passed Draft Resolution on Illegal Actions of Belarusian Authorities Against Belarusian People

Thu, 03/06/2021 - 13:45

The Parliament adopted Draft Resolution # 5597 on the Statement of the VRU on the incident with the Forced Landing of a Ryanair Plane in Minsk (dated 02.06.2021) as final with 280 votes in favor.

Authors: The draft was submitted by MPs Oleksandr Merezhko (Chairperson of the VRU Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation), Sviatoslav Yurash, Maryna Bardina.

Main idea & advantages: The purpose of the draft resolution is to approve the Statement condemning the illegal actions of the Belarusian authorities against the Belarusian people and actions that violate international civil aviation rules and pose a threat to international security, as well as to express solidarity with partner states, primarily the Member States of the European Union and the United States. It is important that the Ukrainian parliament expresses its position.

Disadvantages: The draft resolution contains more generalized wording than other draft resolution submitted earlier, and does not provide a clear description of the Lukashenko regime.

It should be noted that at the meeting of the Conciliation Board Olena Kondratiuk, Deputy VRU Chairperson drew attention to draft resolution #5560 on recognizing the Lukashenko regime in the Republic of Belarus as a threat to international security.