Nina Gurin. The role of Belarus in the conflict in Ukraine will help normalize relations between Minsk and the capital of the United States, But no direct connection, said Deputy assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin.
first Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars rink?vi?s reporters on Thursday in Minsk said that the position of Belarus in Ukraine can help improve relations between Minsk and the European Union. The head of the foreign Ministry of Belarus Vladimir Makei tried to convince not to link the participation of Belarus in the resolution of the Ukrainian conflict and the normalization of relations With the EU.
Ruby visited Minsk on February 26-28. During the meeting With President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko sides emphasized the trend over the last period of time the positive dynamics of relations, said after the talks, the press service of the Belarusian leader.
"The United States, like all countries in the EU and in the region, deeply alarmed by the terrible situation in Ukraine. There is an understanding, which, I think, Belarus parts that conflict need as quickly as possible to stop. The impact of this fall on Belarus, as in other countries in the region, seriously. We are aware of this, and this is one reason why We want to restore relations With Belarus on the positive rails, " said Rubin in an interview to the Belarusian portal tut.by. By the BelaPAN news Agency, published on the first day of the week.
However, according to him, there could not be any direct connection between the Belarusian-American relations and the role of Belarus in the resolution of the Ukrainian fall." We want to ensure that relations between the U.S. and Belarus has always been considered separately, as well as among them apart from relations With other countries, " said Deputy assistant Secretary of state. While ruby positively assessed the Role of the Republic in the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass.
along With this he summed up the differences between Minsk and Washington, for example, on issues of human rights, democracy in Belarus and the presence of political prisoners.
"punishment, which According To our legislation introduced because of the situation With human rights and democracy regarding Belarus, continue to funkcionirovat and will operate until, until will not be met If possible to cancel them," said an American official. But Rubin said about the possibility of cooperating on issues of mutual interest, as well as among them the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine.
from the U.S. in 2006 were imposed punishment, which included the blocking of the property and assets of the ten heads of government of Belarus, including the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Since the decree is updated each year. So, in 2007, introduced the punishment relative to the concern " Belneftekhim ", in 2010 relative to the 2-credit organizations of Iranian origin, working in Belarus.