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14 January 2022, 16:09

Lavrov comments on Union State expansion prospects

MOSCOW, 14 January (BelTA) – Russia and Belarus will not push anyone to join the Union State. Cobbling up alliances is a thing of the West, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference for Russian and foreign journalists in Moscow on 14 January, BelTA has learned.

At the press conference, the minister was asked about the fears expressed in the West that after the recent events Kazakhstan might join the Union State, and thus the Russian Federation would recreate the Soviet Union. “This is not our thing. We have a procedure according to which if someone applies, we will, of course, consider this application," the Russian foreign minister replied. “We apply a constructive approach. It is a thing of our Western colleagues. They like assembling everyone together as they are now calling on everyone to join NATO. It's not our method, we're polite people."

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