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The Lukashenko regime is an accomplice to genocide against the Ukrainian people

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Today, the Estonian Parliament and Latvian Sejm were the first in the world to adopt extremely important political and legal decisions and officially recognise Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine as genocide.

This is a huge step forward in bringing military aggressors to justice internationally.

The National Anti-Crisis Management welcomes this decision by the Estonian and Latvian parliamentarians.

However, it is crucial that the Latvian Sejm’s decision already raises the question of the Lukashenko regime’s co-responsibility for military aggression and crimes against Ukraine.

— The Sejm expresses its conviction that ALL those who have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes will be brought to justice.

— The Latvian Parliament strongly condemns the military aggression and the large-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, carried out with the support and participation of the Belarusian regime.

— And calls on the Euro-Atlantic community and its partners to urgently impose comprehensive sanctions against the Russian Federation, as well as to adopt equivalent decisions and impose equivalent sanctions against Belarus as an accomplice to the Russian military aggression.

Earlier, on 19 April, our team held consultations with the deputy foreign ministers of Estonia and Lithuania and the Latvian ambassador, during which the partners indicated that they viewed the actions of the Lukashenko regime in the war against Ukraine as complicity in aggression and advocated maximum synchronisation of sanctions against the Lukashenko regime and Russia.

We will continue to make every effort and use all our international contacts to ensure that the Lukashenko regime is officially recognised as a military aggressor and an accomplice to genocide in Ukraine — on a par with Russia. This issue will be raised in all upcoming meetings of the NAM team.

Accountability of the Lukashenko regime is imminent.

The importance of support from democratic countries for the efforts of Belarusian society to de-occupy and preserve the sovereignty and independence of Belarus was noted.

The meeting with a representative of the German Foreign Ministry is a continuation of the consultations the NAM team is holding with the foreign ministries of various countries. Pavel Latushka has already met with ministers, deputy ministers and representatives of the foreign ministries of Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Luxembourg, France and the UK.

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