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30 November 2020, 14:21

Opinion: Some forces in Russia want to upset union with Belarus

Aleksandr Shpakovsky. An archive photo
Aleksandr Shpakovsky. An archive photo

MINSK, 30 November (BelTA) - Certain forces in Russia want to upset the alliance with Belarus, political scientist Aleksandr Shpakovsky said on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel on 28 November, BelTA has learned.

According to him, Russian officials support the Belarusian state and a public dialogue initiated by the authorities. This position is shared by well-known Russian experts, Aleksandr Shpakovsky noted.

"But there are certain forces (they are vulgarly called ‘the liberal tower of the Kremlin'; actually they are not a tower but some business and media circles) that are speculating on the situation in our country and that probably seek not to strengthen the union of Belarus and Russia but to drive a wedge between our countries," the expert said.

Such a stance is non-mainstream in Russia, the political scientist added. In his words, this was confirmed by the recent visit of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov to Minsk.

“Of course, there are people who want to engage representatives of the coordination council, get them involved in negotiations with the Russian authorities and destroy Russia's ally with Russia's help. The president also spoke about it not long ago. These plans are no secret for us. The Russian authorities have figured out what happened in Belarus. They are well aware about where the centers that manage these protests, leaders of the so-called coordination council are located and who are pulling the strings behind these people and the situation,” Aleksandr Shpakovsky stressed.

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