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Belarus ready to send its peacekeepers to Donbas

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei stressed that “there is no place for sanctions in the international relations”
10:41, 8 February 2018

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The Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said that the country is ready to send its peacekeepers to Donbas to settle the situation in the region. This was reported by Izvestia agency.

“Additional way to help the conflict sides could be introduction of the peacekeepers to Donbas, of course Belarusian as well. Our president talked about this in 2014 and we are not refusing our words,” Makei said.

Makei stressed that “there is no place for sanctions in the international relations.”

 “Because Belarus in today’s circumstances continues to develop relations with both Russia and the West, we often hear questions like “Whose side are you on – with them or with us?” This way, we are being pushed to the false and unacceptable for us choice. After all, there is nothing strange that we want to be partners of both, our eastern and western partners,” the minister said.

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As it was reported earlier the military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and Belarus has decreased due to the status of Minsk as a platform for peaceful resolution of the Donbas conflict, as head of State military-industrial committee of Belarus Oleg Dvigalev said.

At the same time, he said that cooperation with Russia as to the state defence order has increased compared to 2016, as he told Soiuznoe gosudarstvo. He also called the cooperation with Russia close and effective and noted that Belarusian enterprises participate in Russian military equipment exhibitions.

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