The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the participation of the Lukashenka regime in Russia’s unjustified, illegal and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine.
“The European Parliament condemns [Lukashenka] regime’s massive provision of ammunition and military hardware to the Russian aggressors, particularly the manufacture of components for the Russian military, as well as the stationing of Russian troops in Belarus and their training by Belarusian instructors, the welcoming of Russia’s illegal and state-sponsored terrorist organisation the Wagner Group,” reads the document.
Moreover, MEPs condemn the threat to join the aggression, combined with the stationing of troops next to the Belarus-Ukraine border; the use of Belarusian territory, airspace and infrastructure as a staging ground to launch the invasion, as well as for continued missile attacks on military and civilian targets in Ukraine.
“The vast majority of Belarusians disapprove of this multifaceted involvement in Russia’s war of aggression. The diplomats express their full support for the Belarusian activists who are resisting the aggressors within Belarus by disturbing railways and other supply lines used by the Russian military, for Belarusian cyber-partisans, and for the volunteers, in particular, the Kastuś Kalinouski and former Pahonia regiments, who are bravely fighting alongside the armed forces of Ukraine to repel the aggressors,” the EU underlines.
In addition, the European Parliament denounces the illegal transfer of more than 2,150 children, including orphans, from Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine to so-called recreational camps in Belarus, where they are subjected to Russification and indoctrination.
The European Parliament considers Lukashenka as responsible for these war crimes as Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova and therefore calls on the ICC to consider issuing a similar international warrant for Lukashenka’s arrest.
“By enabling Russia’s unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine, the Lukashenka regime has become an accomplice in the crimes committed by Russia, which implies responsibility for the destruction and damage caused to Ukraine,” the resolution says.