'Young Front' sues to court against Lukashenka’s agreements with Russia

2009 2009-02-05T17:42:47+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 5 February the Young Front has sent a petition to the Constitutional Court with a call to recognize agreements with Russia signed on 3 and 4 February as inconsistent with the Belarusian legislation.

The youth organization has also warned Alexander Lukashenka and judges of the Constitutional Court about criminal responsibility for violation of the Constitution.

On 3 February Alexander Lukashenka signed an agreement on creation of a common regional air defense system of Belarus and Russia. Besides, a decision was adopted to elaborate an agreement which stipulate actions for giving Russian ruble functions of a regional reserve currency. Right after the talks the Russian side stated that granting a loan of 100 million rubles to Belarus is possible, though a week ago representatives of the Russian side refused to discuss a possibility of such a loan. Such actions demonstrate totally mercenary nature of Belarusian-Russian relations, the Young Front believes.

On 4 February Alexander Lukashenka signed an agreement on creation of collective response forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The ruler of the Russian Federation noted the force, to be comprised of a ‘sufficient’ number of units, would be ‘well trained and well equipped’, and will be just as good as comparable NATO forces.

Thus, the military bloc created in the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, is a pronounced opposition to other countries and military blocs, which does not meet the interests of the Belarusian people and violates Article 18 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, according to which our country is a neutral state.

The Young Front protests against anti-constitutional and anti-state agreements by Lukashenka, and calls upon the Constitutional Court of Belarus to recognize the agreements signed by Lukashenka contradicting the Belarusian legislation.

The Young Front warns Alexander Lukashenka and judges of the constitutional Court about criminal liability for violation of constitutional norms of Articles 1, 9 and 18 of Part I of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.

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