MPs again ignore electors' opinion on local border traffic

2013 2013-06-12T17:57:25+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The member of the House of Representatives Viktar Valiushytski submitted an answer to the Brest activists of the civl campaign "Tell the Truth!", who asked why the MPs ignored the the appeal of citizens on local border traffic – namely, why the question was not raised during the annual message of the President of the Republic of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka to the Belarusian people in April 2013. Viktar Valiushytski answered that the appeal of the citizens on local border traffic between Poland and Belarus was not left unattended and was sent to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, which according to the Constitution, was authorized to decide issues of interstate settlement. The MP also pointed that personal address to Lukashenka was pointless, as far as his position on the matter was voiced in his answer to the correspondent of the Polish Press Agency (RAP) Malgorzata Vyzhkovskaya at the press-conference for 15 April 2013. Aliaksandr Lukashenka stated that the implementation of the local border traffic was possible only after the normalization of friendly relations between Belarus and Poland.

"The answers are insubstantial", says an activist of the civil campaign "Tell the truth!" Uladzimir Vuyek. "We have not heard the personal position of the MP and how the issue is controled by the MPs, including MP Valiushytski. We believe that the opinions of voters were once again ignored. The MP was sent requests for assistance to the practical implementation of the Law "On local border traffic between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Poland", signed by thousands of Brest citizens including his electors."