MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) - Belarus will resist attempts to use revolutionary methods in the country, including by stating its position on the international arena, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media following the joint meeting of the collegiums of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Minsk on 26 November, BelTA has learned.
The minister gave examples of the policy of double standards and different responses of Western countries to similar events in Belarus and other states. He emphasized the illegality and counter-productiveness of the attempts to change government in Belarus by revolutionary means. “I am also for changes but they must be implemented in an evolutionary way, peacefully, within the framework of legislative reforms, through internal dialogue, the constitutional reforms but by no means through a revolution that will bring nothing good to the country or the people,” he said.
“We see what is going on. We assess the situation adequately, and we will not let such revolutionary methods be used in Belarus. Of course, we will counteract these attempts in the international arena together with our partners within the CSTO, the Belarus-Russia Union State, the CIS and other organizations,” Vladimir Makei added.
The minister noted that Belarus has recently been in the focus of international attention, but "mostly in a negative context." The Western European community, in his opinion, divides other countries into ‘friends' and ‘foes'. They do not notice the problems in ‘friends' while hit hard ‘foes' for similar problems. As an example, he cited the publication of a critical article in a German newspaper about Andrzej Duda on the eve of the election. This was regarded by Poland as the interference in internal affairs. Another example is the protests in Poland against the law banning abortion. The Polish prime minister branded them a crime against the state while he considers the protests in Belarus as the normal process of realization of human rights. "These are double standards. We will actively oppose this on the international arena," Vladimir Makei assured.