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19 November 2021, 13:56

Makei accuses European politicians of whipping up tensions around Belarus

MINSK, 19 November (BelTA) – Many European politicians are trying to whip up tensions around Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told reporters on 19 November, BelTA has learned.

“Unfortunately, we see that many European politicians do not even try to understand the essence of the latest events, the essence of the telephone conversations between President Lukashenko and Chancellor Merkel and the essence of official statements made by Belarus. They are again trying to whip up hysteria over the problems that do not exist, that were not raised or discussed,” Vladimir Makei said.

In his opinion, this suggests that many in the European Union are absolutely not interested in addressing common global and regional challenges and threats in a constructive way. “This also applies to the migrant crisis and the creation of hotbeds of military tension. The parties should openly discuss these problems instead of playing the blame game. Unfortunately, we do not see openness, sincerity and real interest on the part of our Western partners,” the foreign minister said.

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