Embassy of the Russian Federation refuses to accept the address of HRC “Viasna” concerning the events in the Ukraine
March 4, members of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" tried to pass to the Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov an appeal to the Russian authorities demanding to prevent further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and immediately begin negotiations on matters affecting the interests of both countries.
However, the Embassy didn't accept the address of the human rights defenders.
As stated by the member of the Council of “Viasna” Tatsiana Reviaka an embassy official, who spoke with the human rights actiivists through intercom, said he could not accept the document.
“He asked who we were, specified the essence of our statement and said that they needed some time to take a decision. When he returned, he said that they would not accept the address, as there is no procedure for passing mail personally,” said Tatsiana Reviaka. After that, the human rights activists sent the document by mail.