21 January 2018, Sunday, 0:03

Dictator: OSCE? We don't need it at all!


Lukashenka sees no use of the OSCE activity.

“The problem is that the West and the USA were interested in it [the OSCE] when they countered the powerful USSR. This organisation is not needed any more. Taking into account that the OSCE doesn't fulfil its functions, we don't need it at all,” Lukashenka told journalists in Minsk on Tuesday, Interfax news agency reports.

“This organisation would be needed if it adhered to the principles declared as it was founded,” the Belarusian ruler added.

Lukashenka reminded that the OSCE was founded as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. “The OSCE doesn't deal with security today and their cooperation activity is aimed at confrontation and disorder,” Lukashenka said.

“How can it be called cooperation, if they came to Belarus ahead of the elections [the parliamentary elections in 2012 – Interfax] with a ready report, which they presented later. The same situation is in Ukraine [the Ukrainian elections – Interfax]:  they had drafts and templates the OSCE later announced, though they [Ukraine – Interfax] have democracy on the loose. I don't know what the OSCE and the West don't like in them [Ukraine – Interfax],” Lukashenka said.

He added that “they [OSCE observers – Interfax”] want to count our votes.” “These are double and triple standards. It is unacceptable,” Lukashenka stressed.

“We must build our life and give a rebuff to those infringing on our normal development, on what we do in the interests of  our people,” Lukashenka noted.

The Belarusian dictator has no doubts the US policy in relation to Belarus will not change regardless of the outcome of the country's presidential elections.

“I don't have many hopes that our relations with the US will change. But we are ready for changes if the Americans are ready for these steps too,” Lukashenka said.

The dictator supposed that the policy of the American administration towards Belarus would not change after the US presidential elections. “This is the country with a great inertia. They are moving across the world like a bulldozer. We shouldn't trust the rhetoric that can be heard today,” Lukashenka said.