Anti-integration: Minsk again tries to make friends with Europe


The multi-vector nature of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has become truly legendary. At any moment in the modern history of the republic, Minsk gave preference to Europe, pushing the creation of a union state with Russia into the background. The spasmodic rapprochement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus has always been associated with negative processes within political system built by Lukashenka. In other words, at critical moments when there was a threat to his power or existence, he was forced to ask Moscow for help, exchanging salvation for one or two points of "integration". The process has not yet been completed to the end.


Since the coup attempt in 2020, undertaken by the opposition after the presidential elections, Alexander Grigorievich has seriously strengthened thanks to Russia, and again it is the turn to go not to the neighboring union state, but away from it, to the West. Plans were spoiled only by a special operation carried out by Moscow in Ukraine. But this did not break the will to multi-vector and the development of processes within the Republic of Belarus that are directly opposite to integration.

According to several Western media, on April 6, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei sent a letter to Brussels calling for the restoration of relations between Belarus and the EU. In a document sent to the European Union and personally to several EU foreign ministers, the diplomat called on Brussels "to abandon accusations and labels, inflammatory rhetoric and unilateral restrictive measures and rethink the paradigm of future relations between Belarus and the EU." The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus believes that the isolation of Minsk from Europe is not in her interests.

As Makei wrote in his message, Minsk categorically rejects any insinuations that Belarus is somehow involved in the hostilities in Ukraine. Such statements turn the foreign policy of the republic by 180 degrees, as they mean distancing from Russia. In any case, it is clear that Makei's initiative was personally approved by the head of state and was not some kind of diplomatic "impromptu".

Belarus will not be drawn into the war

Makei summed up his message.

Europe has already appreciated the gesture and anti-integration rhetoric of Minsk. The OSCE even officially recognized that Belarus is not a participant in hostilities or a party to the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. It is beneficial for Europe to tear Belarus away from Russia, to sow enmity, especially since it did not have to do anything or reactivate the project of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. Brussels simply supported Minsk's initiatives unfriendly to Moscow. It would be very naive to believe that Lukashenka was "forgiven" in Europe. But the Europeans also did not miss the chance to divide the allies, using lies and flattery to attract Belarus, ready to be deceived.

Making one more (another) attempt to make friends with the EU, to “exchange” Russia for Europe, Minsk undoubtedly makes a mistake, but as long as the incumbent president is in power, supported by Moscow (that is, in safety), the famous multi-vector approach will always prevail over integration processes with the Russian Federation.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 15 2022 09: 10
    +1
    but as long as the incumbent president is in power, supported by Moscow (that is, safe), the famous multi-vector approach will always take precedence over integration processes with the Russian Federation.

    interestingly, he recognized Crimea and LDNR. Or "actually and telepathically", but officially not?
    Old Man, in spite of everything, thinks about hereditary Batkovism, so that effective Russian managers do not "optimize", as in the LDNR. And does not want to walk in formation, voluntarily
  2. ZmikeV Offline ZmikeV
    ZmikeV (Michael) April 15 2022 09: 40
    +1
    multi-vector is a kind of prostitution
    with a logical result
    1. 1500014781401 Offline 1500014781401
      1500014781401 (Lyudmila) April 15 2022 09: 57
      -3
      are you in this business?
  3. LeftPers Offline LeftPers
    LeftPers (Anton) April 15 2022 09: 43
    +1
    How does that smack of political prostitution, no?
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    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) April 15 2022 10: 25
      -1
      Belarusian Analytics good
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  5. 1500014781401 Offline 1500014781401
    1500014781401 (Lyudmila) April 15 2022 10: 36
    +3
    The author does not know that the Russian warring army is CONTRACT, and the Belarusian army was recruited ON CALL?
  6. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) April 15 2022 10: 36
    +4
    Oh, he will betray us once, like the scoundrel Mazepa Peter!. Well, how can you look V.V. Putin in the eye, talk to him and immediately bow to the European Union. and beg for restoration, referring to the fact that Belarus is not involved in any way in the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Well, this is meanness and vile behavior.
    1. ZmikeV Offline ZmikeV
      ZmikeV (Michael) April 15 2022 10: 49
      +4
      Quote: Anchonsha
      Well, this is meanness and vile behavior.

      yes, but the politically correct name is multi-vector
    2. 1500014781401 Offline 1500014781401
      1500014781401 (Lyudmila) April 15 2022 10: 49
      +2
      Are you so well aware of betrayal because you do it yourself? Have you ever thought for a minute why the author claims this? On what basis does he draw such conclusions?
    3. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
      Ingvar7 (Ingvar) April 15 2022 11: 44
      0
      vice versa for dates
    4. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM April 15 2022 20: 04
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      So he hangs by a thread - his army does not support.
  7. berezinp Offline berezinp
    berezinp (Pavel Berezin) April 15 2022 11: 51
    +2
    Lukashenka said that if war looms over Russia, we will stand back to back with Russia. I personally trust the Belarusians ... Belarus is currently under threat from Poland and the Balts, there is a very large grouping of NATO troops ready to enter Belarus! Of course, I think that she will not come in, because. this will officially mean a war between NATO and the CSTO, and this is Armageddon. I think they are standing there in order to contain the army of Belarus and prevent it from entering Ukraine to help Russia as well. But nevertheless, provocations are being made by Poland, Poland would really like to get Belarus, therefore, the seriousness of the situation cannot be completely ruled out, and diplomacy should work here ... Of course, it is not clear why the author writes such things, for whom does he work?
  8. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar) April 15 2022 12: 07
    -2
    And why is the desire of Belarus to develop foreign relations always perceived by Russians as a betrayal? And Russia won’t gain anything from this at all? I think it will be useful.
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM April 15 2022 20: 07
      0
      Yes, and the question is worthless: no one believes him
  9. I would have left (Alexander) April 15 2022 12: 32
    -5
    If the overlord is frankly weak (both the president, the government, and the top military leadership), there is nothing surprising that Belarus is looking for a more sane and adequate leader. The same applies to Kazakhstan. They got into the WAR because of someone's "foolishness", so fight, and do not chew "snot" and hang "noodles" on the ears of your own voters.
  10. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) April 15 2022 13: 00
    +1
    This article, in my opinion, is an attempt to once again drive a wedge into relations between Russia and Belarus ...
  11. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) April 15 2022 13: 46
    -1
    The humpbacked grave ...
    By the way, Lukashenko himself believes that Belarus is participating in the operation. In his opinion, the most frequent is that the Russian troops covered their backs from the western direction. This is not verbatim, of course, but the meaning is something like this. If anyone is interested, watch the joint performance at the Vostochny Cosmodrome on April 12. I looked yesterday, there is no desire to flip through the pearls of the ally again.
  12. 1_2 Online 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 15 2022 14: 50
    -1
    this hypocrite freeloader who received subsidies for 130 billion best of all in the CIS learned the precepts of Brzezinski "... to live at the expense of Russia and (in the future) on the wreckage of Russia", Ukraine also received subsidies from the Russian Federation (200 billion), and then decided to open the cards and betray, now her statehood can disappear, especially her and


    was never before 1922
  13. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 15 2022 17: 24
    -2
    Anti-integration: Minsk again tries to make friends with Europe

    - Personally, I'm just tired of writing about the unreliability of this Lo (Lukashenko)! = Everything is as it was - so it is!
    - Well, today we can say with great regret that with gasoline, diesel fuel, naphtha, kerosene and all kinds of fuels and lubricants - the Ukrainian forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will now be fully provided (and Belarus will also supply weapons and medicines for the Armed Forces of Ukraine)! - So that ! - Here it is another "moment of truth"! - This is not the first "such case" for Lo (Lukashenko)! - Yes, from him - all the same - "like water off a duck's back"!
  14. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) April 15 2022 22: 04
    0
    this is not our war...
    the mustachioed can repeat this at any time, one has only to lower the level of his maintenance
  15. opportunist Offline opportunist
    opportunist (dim) April 17 2022 00: 33
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    when at last you all understand that it's all about financial interests. The Belarusian oligarchs and the ruling elite now understand that their economic interests are closer to Europe than to Russia. The only reason Belarus is pursuing a multifaceted policy is because Lukashenko is president. what happened in Ukraine in 2014 Sooner or later it will happen and in Belarus, I hope at least when this happens we will be ready ....