MOSCOW, 2 April (BelTA) – The matter of creating symbols of the Union State of Belarus and Russia irritates the West. State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev made the statement during a solemn event held on 2 April to mark the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.
The official said: “We know that there are people, who are not ready to support the idea. We've received a number of ironical proposals from the Belarusian opposition and their followers. I understand why: because steps to introduce symbols of the Union State of Belarus and Russia will only reaffirm our relations. The West doesn't want it, our opponents will oppose it. And this is why we should go ahead with it.”
The official stressed that the introduction of such symbols should not be timed to some anniversary. “It doesn't mean we will catch up on things for the sake of some anniversary,” he remarked. “But certainly we would like to ask for proposals from those, who are interested in it, because I think the Union State should have its own symbols.”