MINSK, 18 April (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia will continue walking together, shoulder to shoulder. Deputy Director of the Strategic Studies and Forecasts Institute of the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship (RUDN University) Viktoria Fedosova made the statement on the air of the TV channel Belarus One, BelTA has learned.
Viktoria Fedosova said: “Belarus and Russia have always been brotherly nations that support each other. Today's international situation confirms it. Despite sanctions and pressure on the part of the West the Union State of Belarus and Russia will be able to endure only thanks to joint efforts. On the whole, the vector of the Union State of Belarus and Russia was determined last year when we learned about the signed package of major joint projects. Those are 28 directions, a joint Military Doctrine, which already indicated that Russia and Belarus will walk together, shoulder to shoulder. In view of the ongoing events we see statements by the Belarus president. He underscores the facts of the common history, which have influenced our shared vision of the modern processes and a sober evaluation of the events going on today, of the events the West is trying to cast in a light that benefits it.”
Russia and Belarus are experiencing unprecedented pressure. “Certainly we have to stay together,” Viktoria Fedosova noted. “Due to the essence of its economy the United States of America will be intent on draining and shutting down economies of other regions. For instance, an analogy with the Marshall Plan – the implosion of today's Europe where a consumer crisis, a food crisis, and an energy crisis are growing stronger. The USA is trying to invest its money, to take care of excessive liquid assets and its products while supporting its own producers. But ties are deeply intertwined in the world economy. Western curators have failed to take it into account and negative consequences also affect them.”