Russia considers inappropriate direction of the OSCE Rapporteur to study the human rights situation in Belarus — Deputy Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexei Sazonov.
A group of 14 OSCE participating States on April 6 OSCE Moscow Mechanism was activated by sending a letter communicated to the Permanent Representative of Belarus to the organization, BelaPAN. In the letter states that, that the human rights situation poses a serious threat to the implementation of OSCE commitments in the aspect of Human Rights. The letter's authors believe that the current situation in Belarus necessitates the creation and direction of the country rapporteur missions to study the situation on the ground and indifferent padryhtavannya report.
The Russian side did not support this approach. According to Sazonov, in Russia, "there are serious doubts whether zadeyvannya so-called OSCE Moscow Mechanism against Belarus. "