Prague- Ukraine and Belarus are part of the Euro-Atlantic geographical region and should be members of the European Union and NATO, former Czech president Vaclav Havel said on a television discussion programme today.
A number of statements saying there remains no political prisoners in Belarus after release of Kazulin, Kim and Parsyukevich has increased lately. Participants of the trial of 14, sentence on them has recently come in force.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Georgia, the United States and its trans-Atlantic allies have rightly focused on two urgent and immediate tasks: getting Russian soldiers out, and humanitarian aid in.
POTI, Georgia – Russian troops held their position in the key town of Gori and were digging in deeper in other strategic areas of Georgia on Friday, the day that Russia’s president said a pullback would be complete.
The Foreign Secretary said Moscow had engaged in “19th century forms of diplomacy” during the five-day war over South Ossetia and its leaders must understand that “the Soviet Union does not exist any more.”
The fighting in the Caucasus should be a deafening wake-up call to the West. When is a victory not a victory? When it dents your country’s image, scares your allies and gets you into an unwinnable war with a hugely stronger opponent.
The US is not going to cancel the economic sanctions against the Belarusian enterprises if political prisoners Alyaksandr Kazulin, Syarhei Parsyukevich and Andrei Kim are not released. It has been stated today at a press-conference in Minsk by US Charge d’Affaires Jonathan Moore.