Today in Bratislava begins meeting of foreign ministers of the Visegrad countries — Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Special invitation to her was the leader of the "For Freedom" Alexander Milinkevich. Also in Bratislava on March 2-4, will host an international conference on security "Globsec-2011". The participants will discuss the situation in Belarus.
Discuss the situation in Belarus "Globsec-2011" will be in the format of the hearing titled "Belarus after elections: or sanctions will work? '. Milinkevich in an interview with the" freedom "on the eve of departure to Bratislava highlighted: a conference goes far beyond such events:
"There will be the Ministers of Foreign Affairs to act, European Commissioner Fule, many experts and analysts. This is a very a major conference, which largely decides what will be implemented on Belarus in EU policy. "
The interest of the fate of Belarus in the Visegrad countries emerged at the anniversary summit of the inter-state union. February 15 they have taken recourse to the Belarusian authorities. The document calls for release of political prisoners, to stop the persecution of independent media and opposition, to create conditions for the holding of democratic elections.
Milinkevich is sure, and this time the members of the Visegrad Group will take a united stand a fortiori, they are all part of the European Union:
"I think, with respect to the position of Belarus in all countries EU identical. It is in the "Eastern Partnership" is not all countries at the same positions. As for the EU, I do not see the difference. "
International observer Roman Jacob believes that the Visegrad Group will adhere to common EU approach towards Belarus:
"And of course, no other assessments than those who today gives Brussels the official Minsk, can not be here. Moreover, members of the Visegrad group includes the same Belarus tougher than some members of the European Union. I mean, for example, Italy or Portugal . And they aspire to this regional group to speak with one voice. "