MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) - The Iron Curtain is not just on the horizon. In fact, its foundation has already been built, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Minsk on 30 June, BelTA has learned.
“The Iron Curtain is not just looming on the horizon. In fact, its foundation has already been built, including in the physical sense, and I mean a wall in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Political contacts have been limited, nullified. In trade and economy there are sanctions, and the ties that have been cultivated for decades are being broken. Contacts between citizens have been affected too as the logistics of interaction has been limited. The airspace is closed for flights of Belarusian and Russian companies. Therefore, the Iron Curtain is being drawn by the West itself," the minister said.
Belarus does not preach the ideas of confrontation and consistently advocates dialogue, the search for diplomatic ways to resolve certain issues, he said. "Only such a path can ensure stability in relations and lead to peace," Vladimir Makei is sure.
For his part, Sergey Lavrov agreed that the West is drawing the so-called Iron Curtain and suggested “they be careful not to get jammed. This process has been put in motion," the Russian foreign minister said.