MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) – The West is showing a hostile attitude both to Russia and Belarus, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov told reporters after meeting with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 26 November, BelTA has learned.
According to the minister, the meeting with the head of state primarily focused on foreign policy cooperation, as well as interaction in the CSTO and the CIS. They also discussed relations of Belarus and Russia with Western countries.
““To be frank, we see a hostile attitude towards both Russia and Belarus. We see attempts to exert serious influence on the domestic processes in our countries. Actually, Western leaders do not hide this as they pass documents on ‘promoting democracy'. Such a document was passed on Russia. And now the U.S. Congress is considering the same document on Belarus,” Sergey Lavrov said.
At the same time, the foreign minister emphasized that Belarus and Russia take this situation calmly. “We have the Union State, we are capable of defending ourselves, our independence. This is the common position of our presidents and governments,” the minister said.