The Belarusian side has decided not to renew the mandate of the OSCE Office in Minsk. Commenting on the decision of the official Minsk to close the OSCE office analyst Ales Lahvinets noted that the mandate of the Office of the need to expand, not abolish it.
"The practice of closing the" field "of the OSCE missions there, it's true. But against Belarus the main point of the mandate of the OSCE Office in Minsk — assisting the Government of Belarus to further institutional building, to strengthen the rule of law and the development of relations with civil society in accordance with OSCE principles and commitments — are not met. Because of the policy Belarusian authorities, OSCE principles and commitments are not fulfilled, particularly evident in the area election law. In good, it would be necessary to extend the mandate of the Office and not to abolish it. As a result, we have the next action of the authorities, which pushes Belarus of the democratic world. "