MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – Western countries have openly declared their goal to restrain the development of the Union State, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said as he met with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Aleinik, BelTA has learned.
The Russian foreign minister noted that today's meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko was very useful. "As always, we exchanged the analysis of the processes that are developing in the Union State, from the point of view of providing diplomatic support, and the processes that are unfolding around us, primarily in Europe, where our western neighbors, your western neighbors have openly proclaimed the goal of restraining our development, the development of the Union State. They are trying in every possible way to stimulate the non-systemic opposition that works abroad against the interests of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation," he said.
Sergey Lavrov stressed that the policy of Belarus and Russia in this regard is absolutely clear. Today it will be considered in detail in terms of further steps at a meeting of the collegiums of the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries.