How Minsk maneuvers between Russia and the West

Archil Sikharulidze, Georgian political scientist, founder of the SIKHA foundation research center, said in an interview with the newspaper "", which is part of MIA "Russia Today", how Minsk maneuvers between Moscow and the West.

According to the expert, the geographical location of Belarus and the absence of competitors represented by its neighbors allowed Minsk to take a monopoly position between Russia and Europe. So the Belarusians occupy a strategic point on the map, but they still use a multi-vector approach, so it is difficult for them to influence both Europeans and Russians. Especially considering political the atmosphere of the last decade.

She (Belarus - ed.) Is in such a geopolitical alignment that she can do a split. Recently, the United States decided to appoint an ambassador to Belarus, and the European Union is actively cooperating with it, despite the fact that Lukashenko is called the "last dictator" of Europe.

- clarified Sikharulidze.

The expert drew attention to the fact that the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko used to regularly do “splits”. He maneuvers, preserving personal power and avoids being controlled by external forces. The political scientist finds it difficult to say how much the policy of the Belarusian “twine” will change over time, if Lukashenka leaves his post and “these ladies from the female trinity come” to replace him.

As a similar example, he cited Armenia, which participates in the European Union project - Eastern Partnership, and at the same time there is a Russian military base on its territory.

This, of course, is not a twine, Armenia is more under the influence of its strategic interests, but still there is maneuvering. Therefore, everything depends on a specific country and on geopolitics.

- summed up Sikharulidze.

We remind you that on August 9, 2020, presidential elections are to be held in Belarus. There are only five candidates for the position. In addition to the current president, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Anna Kanopatskaya, Andrei Dmitriev and Sergei Cherechen are participating. Note that the second round of the presidential elections in Belarus was held only once - in 1994, when Lukashenka was elected.
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  1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 9 August 2020 15: 00
    The Balts also took a twine ... now they are not interested in either the East or the West. Europe does not give money, and Russia does not use the Baltic ports ...
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 9 August 2020 15: 41
    Yes, now both the Americans (and their Belarusian "agents of influence" in the closest circle of AHL) and the Russians (I hope) have become clear and understandable that the time for Lukashenka's "freaks" is over!
    And the AHL has become an urgent problem for the United States and the Russian Federation, requiring an early solution!
    Since the international world before our very eyes is rapidly ceasing to be unipolar and is becoming more and more confrontational!
    It is unlikely that the main interested parties will allow Belarus to continue to "maneuver in a multi-vector manner" ?! winked
    Here the question is, who (the US-West or the Russian Federation) will be the first to unambiguously win over the Belarusian authorities to their side ??! And Russia in this "competition" is already noticeably losing!
    By the way, even if the Washingtonians now manage to somehow push the "blogger's wife" to power, this will not be the final solution to their part of the problem and they will need new steps (I hope that even with the growing all-round opposition to this anti-Russian "process" from the "awakened" Moscow, maybe this time Vladimir Putin and his entourage will pleasantly surprise us with their, albeit utterly tortured - "on the verge of a foul", "ONE-walkers", as it were, HPP ?!).
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 9 August 2020 15: 52
      Quote: pishchak
      this will not be the final solution to their part of the problem and they will need new steps

      If I'm not mistaken, Tikhanovskaya has already promised re-election in six months. But let's wait to see how tomorrow ends.
      The question is hanging in the air - what should the people do in this situation? If dictators clean up the political field to brilliance, then the expression of distrust in them at the plebiscite is fraught with the seizure of control in favor of external forces. And with the dictator it is sickening, and without him the seams - they still understand that if there were enough Nuland cookies for Ukraine, then there will be enough for Belarus. And if it’s not enough, they’ll cook it up, no one is demanding to return the state debt from the SGA yet ...
      1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
        Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 9 August 2020 16: 26
        K is grazing in the meadow ... a cook or a collective farmer - we'll find out tomorrow))) Sow, children, potatoes, you will be healthy)))) or kavun? Luka loves them too ..
    2. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 9 August 2020 20: 08
      With our government, where Yeltsin's "young reformers" are in charge, and they hold our "guarantor" for something, no progress is expected for the better - we will continue to go with the flow, as it is, and there is no longer any hope on the HPP ..... Only But Father said so much to Gordon about Russia and Putin himself that we should have sent Mercader there, but we’ll go to bed again and swallow everything. Before the pension "reform" I believed Putin, as I did not believe myself, but now .... "and the king is naked."
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 August 2020 23: 02
    Ha. How everyone pounced on something.

    And next to it is an article about Putin's letter and brotherhood. Despite all sorts of anti-friendship comments.
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 10 August 2020 10: 20
    The maneuvers are over, there is no turning back. For me, the Evil One is an enemy of the Russian Federation and my opinion will not change. I'm sure I'm not alone in it.