Nina Gurina. CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev expressed hope that representatives of Ukraine will participate in the observation of the presidential elections in Belarus, scheduled for eleven October.
After the change of power in Ukraine in February of last year the country's new leadership made statements about his intention to withdraw from participation in the CIS, in November Kiev has withdrawn from the Executive Committee of the organization envoy Anatoly the Drona. In mid-April, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin called disadvantageous to the country's withdrawal from the Commonwealth. According to him, Kiev is taking part in the activities of the CIS, when he ought " to achieve something ". The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko later said of Ukraine's withdrawal from the CIS hardly expect, But de facto it is winding down its involvement in the organization, stop funding the General budget.
"We hope that representatives of all the Commonwealth countries will be represented in the CIS mission. Proper invitations sent to the Chairpersons of the Central election commissions of all eleven countries of the Commonwealth, " said Lebedev correspondents on Wednesday in Minsk.
according to his statement, as long as the response from the Ukrainian side is not received." But as practice shows observations of elections in the CIS last year (elections were held in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine did not send observers to the mission of the CIS, But sent their observers as a result, in these countries in the form of independent observers at the invitation of the CEC, " - explained the head of the Executive Committee.
He expressed hope that the Ukrainian side " in any capacity will be represented by observers at the presidential elections in Belarus ".