MINSK, 12 July (BelTA) – Some allies of Belarus and Russia in the CSTO and the CIS have opted for a wait-and-see approach, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony to honor graduates of military schools and high-ranking officers, BelTA has learned.
The head of state stressed that Western countries have been upping the pressure on Belarus not only in the military-political but also in other areas, primarily in economy and media. They are making attempts to split the economic and political unions which include Belarus and Russia, Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. "Amid the severe pressure some of our allies in the CSTO and the CIS have, unfortunately, chosen a wait-and-see approach, to put it mildly. Yet, the Belarusian policy has not been shaken. We maintain a dialogue with countries that respect our opinion and our interests," the president said.