China named several good reasons for the introduction of Russian troops into Belarus


Minsk has become a center of clarification of relations between Washington, Brussels and Moscow, so Russia has several good reasons to send its troops into Belarus, writes the Chinese newspaper Huangqiu Shibao.


On August 19, 2020, the European Union held a special emergency summit, which was dedicated to the situation in Belarus. For a whole decade, the EU has not removed economic sanctions from Minsk and feeds the Belarusian opposition with all kinds of grants and bonuses. Even the COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent the Europeans from taking care of democracy on Belarusian soil. In Europe, however, like the United States, most of all they fear the unification of Belarus and Russia. Therefore, they try to prevent this.

In turn, Moscow was not in vain worried that Europeans and Americans would try to organize in “Belarus” a color revolution in “Ukrainian style”. For Russia's security, there is nothing more important than Ukraine and Belarus - these are strategic buffers between Moscow and the West, represented by NATO. But now Kiev is lost to Moscow, and the West is approaching Minsk. Therefore, Russia has to take retaliatory measures, it simply cannot sit idly by, although not everything is smooth in relations between Moscow and Minsk.

At present, Russia has not yet decided whether it will send its army to Belarus or not. This is a very sensitive question, since Moscow itself has not yet clearly decided on its position. But Russia has three compelling reasons for bringing troops into Belarus.

First, a coup in Minsk and the coming to power in Belarus of pro-Western forces and Russophobes. Second, the incessant pushing of Russia out of its strategic space by the West. Third, if the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko officially asks about it.

Now политическая the situation in Belarus is unstable, it is not clear how events will develop, and anything can end with anything. The EU, the United States and Russia have their own methods of influencing the situation. Europe is still limited by the “soft knife” strategy. Washington, together with NATO, is taking a wait-and-see attitude and does not want to use force yet. Probably, the West will choose the option against Belarus with pressure through sanctions and diplomacy. In this case, Russia will have no reason to send troops, and Moscow will not go to a reckless action.

Russia hopes that Lukashenka will be able to independently resolve the issue in his own country, even through a certain compromise with the opposition. But if the change of power in Belarus does not take place in the way that is beneficial to Moscow, then the Russians may decide to send troops.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 August 2020 10: 01
    0
    Since the Chinese have unsubscribed, you can be calm for Belarus, they won't introduce ...
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 25 August 2020 10: 19
      +3
      And then you are so worried about Belarus, you cannot eat directly.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 August 2020 10: 27
        0
        "Everyone writes about himself" is a well-known wisdom.
        If you have stomach problems, then these are only your problems.

        As for the Chinese, they always write something out of the ordinary. Or is it translated here.

        In Belarus, everything is calming down, and our Belarusian colleagues are behaving quite normally.
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 25 August 2020 10: 22
    +5
    After all, the Chinese are also interested in keeping President A.G. Lukashenka is in power as his long-time partner and conductor of Beijing's plans in Belarus! They understand perfectly well that with the "white-maid" elimination of the AHL and the coming to power of pro-American puppets, they will put up all kinds of obstacles to the Far Eastern "enemy of the United States" (as they are already hindering China in the American colony "Ukraine" - the former "independent" Ukraine occupied by the United States!)!
    But the Chinese troops in Belarus have much farther travel than the Russian ones. winked
    1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 25 August 2020 10: 29
      +3
      Quote: pishchak
      The Chinese are also interested in preserving President A.G. Lukashenka is in power as his long-time partner and conductor of Beijing's plans in Belarus! They understand perfectly well that with the "white-maid" elimination of the AHL and the coming to power of pro-American puppets, they will put up all kinds of obstacles to the Far Eastern "enemy of the United States" (as they are already hindering China in the American colony "Ukraine" - the former "independent" Ukraine occupied by the United States!)!
      But the Chinese troops in Belarus have much farther travel than the Russian ones. winked

      With the support of (even tacit) Russia and China, Lukash will manage with his own capabilities. He is already running with a Kalash in his hands.
      This is a demonstration that he is ready for any severe measures. A rat cornered ..... Got bad, reckless. The wisest, so his, politician. He planned to suck three queens at the same time. Here in the face from three hooves and .....
  3. Dear sofa expert. 25 August 2020 11: 24
    +2
    Minsk has become the center of the showdown between Washington, Brussels and Moscow.

    That is, in other words: Belarus has been secretly designated as a battlefield.
    And this is already a precedent that allows us to call the current situation - the initial stage of the war.

    So what, in fact, prevents Russia from starting "digging trenches" on the territory of Belarus today?

    In this case, Russia will have no reason to send troops, and Moscow will not go to a reckless action.

    It would be reckless if the Russian army does not take advantage of the precedent and strengthen its position on the future battlefield today.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 25 August 2020 13: 00
      +1
      That is, in other words: Belarus has been secretly designated as a battlefield.

      From the point of view of the Chinese, this is not a bad option.
      The conflict "between Washington, Brussels and Moscow," and even aside from China ... fireworks will be launched in Beijing for a month, sake will flow like a river. laughing

      So what, in fact, prevents Russia from starting "digging trenches" on the territory of Belarus today?

      Maybe common sense and unwillingness to please the Chinese comrades in such an exotic way. From the Kremlin's point of view, there are more promising places for digging trenches, such as Taiwan, Florida or Normandy.
      1. Dear sofa expert. 25 August 2020 14: 10
        +2
        From the point of view of the Chinese, this is not a bad option.
        The conflict "between Washington, Brussels and Moscow," and even away from China ...

        It may be beneficial for the Chinese, but this is already a side effect, so to speak.

        Russia has its own, not very good (bad) experience in this direction. It is Ukraine.

        At one time, the Federation Council of Russia gave the president the right to send troops into the territory of Ukraine to help establish constitutional order there.
        There was every reason for this.
        There was a coup in a state - a member of the CIS, was alive and well, and most importantly (!) - a legitimate president at that time. There was a real opportunity to change everything in their favor.

        The President of Russia did not use this right. Why? Maybe he wanted to avoid confrontation with the West? Did not work out. He still got a “setup” with MH17, and imposed sanctions. And then, in general, they began to invent reasons, one more primitive than the other. Some "creaked" what they cost. In short, the result from such a decision is obvious - bad.

        The same thing happens in the situation with Belarus. And how Russia will react today depends on whether it will receive a new portion of sanctions for a decision that is beneficial to it (Russia), or will again give up its interests, and it will still be sanctioned. Whether China profits from this, or not, does not play a role in this case.

        Russia should first of all care only about its own interests.

        Here, and so, an old, wise adage suggests itself: Whoever chooses shame between war and shame, gets both war and shame as a result.

        But he who has chosen the war, can by his determination cool the ardor of any enemy, and thereby prevent this very war.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 25 August 2020 14: 59
          +2
          Are you planning to consult with Lukashenko on the introduction of troops, or is the permission of the Federation Council sufficient?
          There is no need for Russian troops to be present, at least not yet.

          The President of Russia did not use this right. Why? Maybe he wanted to avoid confrontation with the West? Did not work out.

          This we cannot know for sure, I admit that the level of confrontation could have been much higher.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 25 August 2020 21: 37
            +2
            Are you planning to consult with Lukashenko on the introduction of troops, or is the permission of the Federation Council sufficient?

            Well, while Lukashenka is still the incumbent president, naturally, he decides such issues.
            And the permission of the Federation Council for the actions of the Russian president will be necessary anyway.
            And he will receive it if the Federation Council considers it necessary, as in the case of Ukraine.
            The question is - what decision will he (the president) make this time?

            I admit that the level of confrontation could have been much higher.

            Where is higher then? And they strangle as much as they can.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 25 August 2020 21: 47
              +2
              Well, while Lukashenka is still the incumbent president, naturally, he decides such issues.
              And the permission of the Federation Council for the actions of the Russian president will be necessary anyway.
              And he will receive it if the Federation Council considers it necessary, as in the case of Ukraine.
              The question is - what decision will he (the president) make this time?

              What for? What are our troops to do there now? To drive the demonstrators or stand on the Polish border? And Lukashenka is unlikely to be happy about that. He even talked about support, diligently avoiding the word Russia, they say, the CSTO will help us. Who exactly he had in mind is a mystery. Pashinyan's guardsmen will probably be the first to come to Lukashenka's aid. laughing

              Where is higher then? And they strangle as much as they can.

              For example, international payments in dollars could be turned off from SWIFT. If you do it just like that, the rest of the clients will have well-founded fears that they might do the same to them, and here is such a beautiful explanation. Russia is the aggressor, it has occupied Ukraine, and so on. hi
              1. Dear sofa expert. 25 August 2020 22: 12
                +2
                What are our troops to do there now? To drive the demonstrators or stand on the Polish border?

                Oh no, of course. If now, then maybe only for enhanced protection of their military facilities.

                I am saying that if there is an escalation to the level of the start of a civil war, then Russia will have to immediately, and if necessary, toughly act in the vector of its interests. In this case, support the pro-Russian side, help suppress the opposition.
                If he doesn’t support, he will get a second Ukraine.

                For example, international payments in dollars could be turned off from SWIFT.

                It makes no sense) Trade with America is not significant. With other countries, SWIFT is not important, since almost all have already created their own duplicate systems. The same applies to international payments in dollars.
                Anyway, disconnecting a country with such a huge market from the payment system is to shoot yourself in the foot.
                Russia is both a global buyer and a global seller.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 26 August 2020 16: 14
                  +1
                  Oh no, of course. If now, then maybe only for enhanced protection of their military facilities.

                  Not so scary. At this time, the nuclear power plant is loaded with fuel, the reactor is started. If the situation was difficult, it would probably have been postponed.

                  I am saying that if there is an escalation to the level of the start of a civil war, then Russia will have to immediately, and if necessary, toughly act in the vector of its interests. In this case, support the pro-Russian side, help suppress the opposition.
                  If he doesn’t support, he will get a second Ukraine.

                  I hope it doesn't come to that. The opposition is not so strong (I mean the pro-Western), they can handle it themselves. It's just that the decision of those dissatisfied with Lukashenka to press the Russian army is not correct. There is no pro-Russian side there, there is a pro-Western and “pro-Lukashenka” side, all pro-Russian he mowed down completely.

                  It makes no sense) Trade with America is insignificant. With other countries, SWIFT is not important, since almost all have already created their own duplicate systems. The same applies to international payments in dollars.

                  Indeed, our trade with the United States is insignificant, but with other countries, trade is mainly carried out through SWIFT. Although "duplicate systems" have been created in China, Russia, the EU, they do not refuse to use SWIFT. By the way, these are not all of our trading partners.
                  The share of the dollar in international settlements is quite large. For example, in mutual settlements with China this year it was possible to reduce it below 50% and this is considered an achievement. Things are not so rosy with other countries. In 2014, banning payments in dollars would be a disaster.

                  Anyway, disconnecting a country with such a huge market from the payment system is to shoot yourself in the foot.
                  Russia is both a global buyer and a global seller.

                  I disagree, SWIFT is an international system, it's just that it is under US control. They will gladly spread their losses on all participants. yes And a shot in the leg will be invisible, because the caliber is not the same. The share of Russia in international trade is quite low, almost a "statistical error", the elephant will not notice this grain. No.
                  1. Dear sofa expert. 26 August 2020 18: 44
                    +2
                    I disagree, SWIFT is an international system, it's just that it is under US control.

                    Don't thicken the paint.)

                    Yes, SWIFT is an international payment system, in fact - European, has a "head" in Belgium, but the Americans are trying to control the system, and even trying to make SWIFT a political lever.

                    Yes, the Americans even managed to use this lever with their influence when putting pressure on Iran in 2012, disconnecting the country from the payment system, which significantly hampered Iran's foreign trade.
                    But already when trying to repeat the same thing in 2014 against Russia and Israel, they encountered a decisive rebuff from the Europeans, who did not want to spoil their economic ties with such important partners.

                    At the same time, everyone, as best they could, immediately insured themselves by creating their own duplicate payment systems in the same 2014:
                    - Russia - SPFS (for the national bank) and CyberFT (for open trade),
                    - Europe - SEPA
                    These systems communicate perfectly with each other without any involvement of SWIFT.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 26 August 2020 19: 02
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                      Don't thicken the paint.)

                      Am I thickening? belay After all ......

                      Yes, the Americans even managed to use this lever with their influence when putting pressure on Iran in 2012, disconnecting the country from the payment system, which significantly hampered Iran's foreign trade.

                      In my opinion, they are quite in control. yes

                      But already when trying to repeat the same thing in 2014 against Russia and Israel, they encountered a decisive rebuff from the Europeans, who did not want to spoil their economic ties with such important partners.

                      That's what I'm talking about. yes The Europeans would have supported the aggressor and the occupier and would not have gone anywhere.
                      USA wanted Israel to be disconnected from SWIFT? belay This is news to me. More details. hi

                      At the same time, everyone, as best they could, immediately insured themselves by creating their own duplicate payment systems in the same 2014:
                      - Russia - SPFS (for the national bank) and CyberFT (for open trade),
                      - Europe - SEPA
                      These systems communicate perfectly with each other without any involvement of SWIFT.

                      I’m talking about this, but the EU is far from all of our trading partners, and by the way, they still buy hydrocarbons from us for dollars ...
              2. Dear sofa expert. 25 August 2020 22: 22
                +2
                Russia is the aggressor, it has occupied Ukraine, and so on.

                This is precisely what is being presented to Russia today.
                But if Putin had brought constitutional order in Ukraine in 2014, there would have been nothing to get to the bottom of.
                All that was needed was to suppress the putsch, twist the neck of the impostors who came to power as a result of the coup, and put the legitimate, then Yanukovych, back on the throne. And then generously (for the West) to announce and help to hold new presidential elections in Ukraine. Only already under your control, and in your tread,
                And there would be no Crimea, no Donbass, no MH17, no .. no .. no.
                Ukraine would be pro-Russian, the West would gnash its teeth in frustration, but it would not be able to present anything.
                Everything is legitimate. Everything is within the framework of international law.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 August 2020 11: 41
    +1
    It's high time for Lukashenka to allow the Russian military base in Belarus.
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 25 August 2020 18: 38
    0
    Many people can be recalled who, it would seem, are in our "irredeemable" debt; along all lines and beyond ... so what? We got a few "grubs" for this? Any Banderlog and now here such "campaigns" will draw us "Mama Do not Cry". You all remember "ukrein", but since the end of the 80s they have been spitting on the Russians, what are you looking for in their backside, turned towards us, and "shouting" there - they didn’t save it ... the case is quite suitable with the new "LDNR", ready to defend the Russian world, and behind it the dying out "zone of exclusion."