Зварот Старшыні Рады Беларускай Народнай Рэспублікі Івонкі Сурвіллы да суайчыньнікаў з нагоды Дня Волі – 2001

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Вітаю ўсіх Вас з найвялікшым нацыянальным дасягненьнем беларускага народу ў ХХ ст. – Актам 25 Сакавіка, якім нашы продкі абвесьцілі ў 1918 г. вольнай і незалежнай нашу Бацькаўшчыну – Беларусь.

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Матар’ялы XXII Сэсіі Рады БНР

Мэмарандум XXII Сэсіі Рады БНР
«Аб дзейнасьці Рады Беларускай Народнай Рэспублікі»

Рада БНР‚ створаная дэмакратычнай воляй Беларускага Народу — носьбіт ідэі незалежнасьці і дэмакратычнага ладу ў Беларусі. Рада працягвае справу Беларускай Народнай Рэспублікі‚ падтрымлівае ажыцьцяўленьне прынцапаў дзяржаўнасьці і дэмакратыі Беларусі‚ адлюстраваныя ва Ўстаўных Граматах Рады БНР 1918 году.

Рада БНР лічыць утварэньне Рэспублікі Беларусь і замацаваньне ейнай дзяржаўнай незалежнасьці ў Канстытуцыі 1994 году этапам на шляху да ажыцьцяўленьня ідэалаў БНР‚ аб чым красамоўна засьведчылі прынятыя Вярхоўным Саветам 12 скліканьня дзяржаўныя сымболі — бел-чырвона-белы сьцяг і герб Пагоня‚ а таксама канстытуцыйнае ды заканадаўчае замацаваньне дзяржаўнасьці беларускай мовы.

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Belarus Receives Assurances from the U.S., Great Britain and Russia to Respect Its Independence, Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

The 52-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) held a summit in Budapest on December 5-6, 1994. For Belarus, the summit is important in that Presidents Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, Aleksander Lukashenka and Prime Minister John Major signed a memorandum of security assurances in which the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom reaffirm their commitment to respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Belarus. The added significance to Belarus is that Russia has signed the memorandum to abide by the commitment.

Following is an excerpt from the memorandum relating to Belarus:

Following is the text of the memorandum on security assurances signed by the U.S., Belarus, Russia and the United Kingdom.

The United States of America, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of Belarus, Welcoming the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear-weapon state, Taking into account the commitment of the Republic of Belarus to eliminate all nuclear weapons from its territory within a specified period of time.

Noting the changes in the worldwide security situation. including the end of the Cold War which have brought about conditions for deep reductions in nuclear forces.

Confirm the following:

  1. The United States of America, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reaffirm their commitment to the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the principles of the CSCE Final Act, to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of the Republic of Belarus.
  2. The United States of America. the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat of use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of the Republic of Belarus and that none of their weapons will ever be used against the Republic of Belarus except in self-defense or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
  3. The United States of America, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reaffirm their commitment to the Republic of Belarus, in accordance with the Principles of the CSCE Final Act, to refrain from economic coercion designed to subordinate to their own interest the exercise by the Republic of Belarus of the rights inherent in its sovereignty and thus to secure advantages of any kind.
  4. The United States of America, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reaffirm their commitment to seek immediate United Nations Security Council action to provide assistance to the Republic of Belarus, as a non- nuclear-weapon state party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, if the Republic of Belarus should become a victim of an act of aggression or an object of a threat of aggression in which nuclear weapons are used.
  5. The United States of America, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reaffirm in the case of the Republic of Belarus their commitment not to use nuclear weapons against any non- nuclear-weapon state party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, except in the case of an attack on themselves, their territories or dependent territories, their armed forces, or their all1es, by such a state in association or alliance with a nuclear-weapon state.
  6. The United States of America, the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation. and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will consult in the event a situation arises which raises a question concerning these commitments.

This Memorandum will come into effect upon signature.

Signed in four copies having equal validity in the English. Belarusian and Russian languages.