MINSK, 17 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia have entered a difficult period of the old system collapse and the fight for themselves, Doctor of Political Sciences, professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) Yelena Ponomareva said in an interview to the On Point online project on BelTA's YouTube channel.
“It is important to understand that whatever is happening in modern Belarus and beyond its borders is aimed at destroying modern Belarus, changing its development vector, destroying its achievements over the past 30 years, because Belarus is one of the few countries that have made real achievements, including in technology, economic sector and cattle breeding. Realizing that we are also defending the Russian Federation, defending the values and achievements of Belarus, we have entered a difficult, long period of breaking the old system and fighting for ourselves, our present and future,” said Yelena Ponomareva.
She added: “Along this way we will have to face a lot of problems that have accumulated over the years. But we have to overcome each of them and correct the accumulated mistakes. Only then will we be bale to build a new world, a cleaner world. It can be brought closer to the ideal of justice.”
Yelena Ponomareva expressed her confidence that this can only be done together. “So my words about the need to fight for your country are addressed equally to both the citizens of Russia and Belarus,” the expert concluded.