Minsk harshly reacted to Lithuanian Seimas resolution

By | September 11, 2020
ELARUS, LITHUANIA, PARLIAMENT, SEIM, TIKHANOVSKAYA

Lithuanian MPs demonstrated a complete disregard for the standards of good neighborliness, common sense, and elementary parliamentary ethics, noted the Belarusian parliament.
The resolution of the Seimas of Lithuania to recognize Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as the elected leader of Belarus is an unceremonious attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the country. This was stated by the Chairman of the Commission on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives (lower house) of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh, who heads the Belarusian delegation in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA), reports TASS on Friday, September 11. “We regret to state that the resolution of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania is an unceremonious and clumsy attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Belarus,” said Savinykh.

He noted that the resolution of the Lithuanian parliament “once again confirms the absurdity of efforts of the Lithuanian side in the desire to give importance and meaning to its political actions.

“The Lithuanian MPs who voted for this decision simply demonstrated a complete disregard for the standards of good neighborliness, common sense and elementary parliamentary ethics,” said the head of the commission.

Savinykh believes that with these actions, Lithuanian MPs “undermine the credibility of all offers of external mediation by demonstrating their real, not declarative, meaning.

On the eve, the Lithuanian Seimas adopted a resolution recognizing Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the Coordinating Council of the Opposition, created on her initiative, as the only legitimate representatives of Belarus. At the same time, Alexander Lukashenko was called “an illegitimate leader”.