MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) - The situation in the post-Soviet space remains turbulent, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a reception to mark the Old New Year in Minsk on 14 January, BelTA has learned.
"I understand that everyone wants the life [on the planet] to return to the usual, calmer rhythm. But you see that the post-Soviet space is restless. Another geopolitical goal was chosen. They have definitely set a course towards a new one," the Belarusian leader said.
In the current conditions, a number of post-Soviet countries had to give an adequate collective response to the threat, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. "Belarus, Russia and other countries, once united by the common history, stood up to defend the Republic of Kazakhstan. This suggests that we have not yet squandered the legacy of the Soviet era, the legacy of unbreakable brotherhood and strong ties between peoples."
"Modern history shows that the idea of this evening, namely to remember the brightest, kindest moments and traditions of the Soviet Union, which some of you know only from films, songs, photographs, is more relevant than ever," the Belarusian leader added.