It is important to understand that the world will no longer be the same. Belarus must pursue a pragmatic and competent policy at all levels, Andrei Savinykh, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives, told the V Teme [On Point] project on BelTA's YouTube channel.
Andrei Savinykh believes that what we see now happening in the world is quite a complex game with different objectives. "Media hype around the use of nuclear weapons created more favorable conditions for the strikes on the nuclear power plant. It's a pretty complex game going on there. Very often, these actions are multi-purpose. In fact, Germany has been deprived of gas. De-industrialization of Germany will now accelerate. Steel mills are closing down there, Volkswagen is considering relocation to the United States. These things will be snowballing," he said.
In continuation of the topic, Andrei Savinykh gave his take on the blowup of Nord Streams. "What was the goal? I think that the first and main goal is to deliver a blow to the industry. But there is the second goal, third, etc. The spectrum can be very large," he noted.
Analyzing the recent developments, Andrei Savinykh emphasized: "This is just another round of destruction of the old world. Old ties are being broken. Sometimes we are not fully aware of that. We think that the future should be a continuation of the past, that everything will return to normal after a while, that we will live as we have lived. But no, things will no longer be the same."
According to him, it is important to assess the situation objectively. "The explosions on the pipeline, the further escalation of the situation should convince us, as soon as possible, that we will live in a completely different world. The sooner we understand this, the more pragmatic and smart policy we will pursue in Belarus at all levels. The better our chances will be for the medium term – 5 to 10 or even 15 years. This is a very serious issue, because our readiness to respond to these negative changes lags behind the pace of change, not only in Belarus but in all countries which is due to human nature," he concluded.