MINSK, 15 January (BelTA) - Belarus needs to learn to confront the sanctions pressure, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus Pavel Kallaur and Presidential Aide Valery Belski to receive their reports on 15 January, BelTA has learned.
“You need to understand that all sorts of sanctions are purely political things. There are no grounds for them. We have done nothing to be targeted by sanctions. We have always been under such pressure however. We need to learn to confront it. This is probably the third or fourth round of their attempts to destroy the economy and our statehood. We must take a broader look at the world. The world does not mean the EU only,” the Belarusian leader said.
“They also understand that about 3,000 companies of various types depend on Belarus' economy in varying extent. No one wants Belarus to collapse, because this will create certain problems for the European Union itself. We need to work with everybody, both Europeans and Americans. There is also the Asian market which also provides a lot of opportunities,” said the Belarusian leader.
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized the importance of attracting financial resources and asked about the progress made on this front.