MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – An information war has been launched against the authorities of Belarus and Russia with the use of modern means and methods of manipulation of public opinion in order to radicalize protests, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said, TASS reports.
“We have no doubt that the wise Belarusian people will be able to resist this interference and pressure from the outside, will independently determine their own future and figure out who is their true friend and ‘all-season' ally, and who is ready to easily sacrifice their well-being and stability in pursuit of geopolitical benefits,” the ministry stated.
The Union State programs meet the core interests of the peoples of the Russian Federation and Belarus and should not fall victim to the changing political environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.
“The joint work to promote various programs within the framework of the Union State has been ongoing, it has never stopped. We are convinced that this work should not be subject to opportunistic fluctuations, as it meets the core interests of the peoples of our fraternal countries,” the ministry said.
The ministry also stressed that Russia does not support specific politicians in Belarus, it supports the sovereign choice of the Belarusian people, which was made at the presidential election on 9 August 2020. “Of course, certain changes in the political system have ripened in the country, and the Belarusian authorities have decided to embark on the modernization of the system,” the ministry continued. “As far as we understand, the Belarusian People's Congress scheduled for 11-12 February 2021 will discuss key areas of social, economic and political development of the country for the next five years,” the ministry added.