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15 September 2020, 17:41

Russia hailed for its balanced attitude to Belarus in post-election period

Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo
Andrei Savinykh. An archive photo

MINSK, 15 September (BelTA) – Russia's stance on Belarus in the post-election period is balanced and sensible, Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh has told the First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio, BelTA has learned.

In his words, the Sochi meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Russia was very constructive. “More detailed assessments will follow after we get the entirety of information about the agreements reached there. However, even the first impression allows us to assume that the meeting was very fruitful. The parties exchanged views virtually across the entire bilateral agenda. They discussed the situation in Belarus and worked out common approaches to resolving this situation. I would like to emphasize a very mature, balanced and judicious position of our strategic ally - the Russian Federation. It proceeds from the idea that all political issues that emerged in the post-election period must be addressed by the Belarusian society on its own without any interference, pressure or impact from outside,” Andrei Savinykh said.

The MP noted that such an attitude to handling issues can help strengthen the Belarusian statehood and consolidate the Belarusian society. “Russia stands ready to lend us support solely following our requests and proposals. This is important. However, at the same time, I would like to mention another aspect of our relationship, namely the integration processes both within the framework of the Union State and the Eurasian Economic Union. Without a doubt, this meeting will help accelerate these processes. Our agenda features the discussion of the Union State roadmaps; there are many interesting and constructive proposals within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. I am sure that all these processes will gain momentum, but at the same time I would like to emphasize that these processes will be mutually acceptable, mutually beneficial and will take on board the interests of all participating countries,” he added.

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