Gallery: Protest Against a Possible Entry into the War in Ukraine by Belarus
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(21.02.2023) Under the title “No Means No – to the War in Ukraine” organizations from Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, the Netherlands demonstrated in front of Belarusian Embassies on the 20th of February. The date was chosen because on the 20th of February 2022, Russian troops were ordered to stay in Belarus after the end of a joint exercise with the Belarusian army. Four days later, the attack against Ukraine began, including Russian troops based in the territory of Belarus. Up until now no Belarusian troops have joined the war, though Belarus provides logistical aid to Russia.
The protesters demanded the protection of all war resisters, also those from Russia and Ukraine. “We support the appeal ’No means no’ by Nash Dom, the Belarusian human rights organization, to refuse to be recruited to the army or to leave it if they are already serving”, Schweitzer said in Berlin. European goverments, this was another demand of the demonstration, should create humanitarian corridor for conscientious objectors.
The call as pdf-file: https://www.Connection-eV.org/pdfs/NoMeansNoBelarus2023-en.pdf
Chronology of events in Belarus Januar 2023: https://news.house/56492
Chronology of events in Belarus September-December 2022: https://news.house/56611
The private military company Wagner in Belarus: https://en.Connection-eV.org/article-3717