Nina Gurin. The head of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic said the European Union States was wrong, not cooperating with Belarus, and expressed hope that the EU will eventually delay penalties relative to Minsk.
the head of Serbia is located in Belarus on an official visit.
"I stated that the EU is wrong that is not cooperating with Belarus. Then they arrived in Minsk for negotiations, when the situation in Ukraine is tragic. I hope the abolition of the punishment will be strong, " said Nikolic on Thursday in Minsk at a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
He called the punishment "a sign of uncontrolled power. "" punishment is shame to those who impose them, and not for those against whom they are imposed ", - said the head of Serbia.
The Belarusian authorities many times noted some warming in relations between Minsk and Brussels in the last period of time, as well as among them on the background of the role of Belarus in the conflict settlement in the South-East of Ukraine. The parties are meeting to improve relations. In the last month of summer Lukashenka adopted the opinion on the pardon and release from prison of the ex-presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich, as well as five other convicts, which European officials considered political prisoners. In October the European Union at the time stopped before the end of February 2016 penalties against Lukashenko and 170 Residents of the Republic.
The European Union alleging human rights violations in Belarus in 2012 it expanded introduced at the beginning of the 2010 winter punishment on the country, for example, limiting the entry of Belarusian bureaucrats on the platform of the European Union, and made it a condition of improving relations, the release of all " political prisoners ". Minsk claims that political prisoners in the country.