One of the sources of information about the official position of the Belarusian authorities on the war in Ukraine are interviews (comments) of representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. Thus, the head of the main department of ideological work of the Ministry of Defense Kasinski raised the issue of assistance to wounded soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Belarus in his another commentary.
- Ukraine accuses Belarus of helping wounded Russian soldiers;
- The provision of care to the wounded and sick conforms to generally accepted human standards;
- Belarus will continue to provide medical assistance to the Russian Armed Forces soldiers;
- Since 2012, the diplomatic staff of the Embassy of Ukraine in Belarus, as well as members of their families, receive free medical care in the Main Military Medical Center of the Armed Forces of Belarus.
There are a lot of facts about the treatment of the Russian Armed Forces soldiers in the health care institutions of Belarus. The Ministry of Health of Belarus did not officially comment on this issue, but noted that the treatment of soldiers and officers of the Russian Federation was legal.
The treatment of Russian soldiers by the Belarusian side is presented as an act of humanism, for some reason comparable to the treatment of diplomatic personnel of the Ukrainian embassy in Belarus. In this paradigm, the fact that Russia (with the complicity of Belarus) started the war on February 24, 2022, takes a back seat. To be fair, this message is primarily aimed at influencing the internal information field, the supporters of Lukashenka’s regime. After all, one can’t even doubt how the recognition of such “humanism” on the part of Belarus will be perceived by official Kyiv.
During the meeting of the “Interdepartmental Commission for the Commemoration of the Victims of the Genocide of the Belarusian People during the Great Patriotic War,” Kasinski made a statement about the revival of nazism in Ukraine.
“We can clearly see today in our neighbors to the south, in Ukraine, where rewriting of history can lead to.” The consequence of “rewriting history” is a revival of nazism and nationalism in Ukraine.
Kasinski does not specify whether the “revival of nazism” in Ukraine is related to the Russian attack. Nor does he specify what manifestations of revived nazism exist in Ukraine. All in all, we get an interesting picture, in which Ukraine is to blame for everything. And Belarus shows “acts of humanism”, expressed in treatment of occupants (from the point of view of Ukraine) and giving 10 bowls of soup to refugees.
The review is made by the monitor group of the Hajun Project
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