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02 March 2021, 16:16

Belarus-Russia union ready to respond to foreign pressure

MINSK, 2 March (BelTA) – If necessary, the Union State of Belarus and Russia is ready to use the relevant mechanisms to protect itself from foreign pressure. The relevant statement was made by Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Aleksei Kubrin, TASS reports.

When asked by TASS whether foreign pressure meant to destabilize the situation in Russia and Belarus is being discussed within the framework of the Union State of Belarus and Russia, Aleksei Kubrin said: “As for what Western countries do – not all of them – we know perfectly well who is the initiator of such actions. Those are Baltic states and Poland. It has been like that and will continue. This is why we don't discuss it. But we have a number of things that will deter it or help resolve the problem (information protection, counterterrorist efforts) one way or another. Naturally any escalations on the part of foreign countries will be reflected in our measures.”

Interaction between law enforcement agencies of the two countries does not need any extra effort. “Within the framework of existing routines we provide for some new tools and methods of interaction that increase the effectiveness of functioning. If such challenges emerge, if joint actions are necessary, it will be done,” Aleksei Kubrin noted.

In his opinion, the leadership of a number of countries demonstrates simple envy with regard to Moscow and Minsk. “The policy aimed at destabilizing the situation in Russia and Belarus has been, is, and will continue because very many are irritated by the existence of the two countries that such tightly interact because the Union State of Belarus and Russia is unparalleled,” the official stressed.

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko was previously quoted as saying that efforts to destabilize the political situation in Belarus and Russia had been discussed during his talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Aleksandr Lukashenko said the sides had exchanged private information of intelligence agencies.

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