MINSK, 25 June (BelTA) - A weak state can never be sovereign, political analyst Pavel Karnazytsky said on the air of the ONT TV channel on 24 June, BelTA has learned.
"I think they [the protest electorate calling for sanctions] do not understand that a weak state will never be sovereign, that no one respects the weak geopolitics-wise," Pavel Karnazytsky said.
In his opinion, even if the West makes some gestures, it still pursues certain interests. Pavel Karnazytsky cited Ukraine as an example: the EU has waived visa requirements for its citizens but uses the country for its own purposes. "Europe is not interested in their future. Only the Belarusian state will be interested in the future of Belarusians," Pavel Karnazytsky is convinced.
He stated that he does not understand the self-exiled opposition figures who call for sanctions against their country. "What do they want -- to destroy our enterprises? What are they going to do in case they get back? If our enterprises are now kicked out of European markets, they will never be able to return there: their place will be taken. Even if they come to power they will get ashes," he said.