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Do not happen to Belarus "European": German opinion

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Although Comrade Lukashenko looks to the West, he will not make his Belarus European, writes Die Welt.




Lukashenko, who looks to the West, will not make Belarus European, quotes the German newspaper Die Welt website "InoTV".

When the Crimea was annexed to Russia, Belarus began to gradually turn away from Russia and turn to the West, indicates “Die Welt”. Why so? It turns out that President Lukashenko is afraid of something. Namely, the fact that Russia will “wipe” once on the territory of Belarus! However, the comrade president is also not in a hurry to make a full turn towards the West: the Belarusian leader cannot become a truly pro-European politician. Democratization of the Belarusian state would endanger its own power! And it is not for nothing that the German newspaper mockingly calls the president “Belarusian dictator”.

Lukashenko, Die Welt continues, initially for a long time acted on the side of Moscow, but after the shock caused by the annexation of the Crimea, his position changed.

Since then, Minsk has been among the “most difficult partners of Moscow” in the post-Soviet space, and “InoTV” cites the opinion of the German edition. For three years now, Lukashenko has been deviating from the “pro-Russian course.”

Meanwhile, Russia condescendingly refers to Belarus. Firstly, Belarus is a buffer zone between the territory of the Russian Federation and the borders of the NATO states. Secondly, Russia is generous to it: from 2005 to 2015. Moscow paid the western neighbor up to 100 with a billion dollars in energy subsidies. However, it is clear to both states: it cannot continue like this. Why should Russia have an ally who does not guarantee her unlimited loyalty?

That is why at the October CIS summit in Sochi, Lukashenko and Putin avoided each other, the publication said. And last year, Minsk refused to pay Gazprom debt in the amount of $ 700 million and demanded a reduction in gas prices. Moscow responded by reducing deliveries (to debt repayment). Moreover, Russia has introduced border control! But such was not the whole twenty years! This was a reaction of Moscow to the visa-free regime introduced by Minsk with the EU states for short-term visits by citizens.

As for Minsk, he did not recognize Crimea as a Russian territory, the newspaper writes. The Belarusian authorities "recommend marking the peninsula on maps and in school textbooks as the Ukrainian region." Belarus behaves in this sense "consistently": after all, at one time it did not support the war of Russia with Georgia and did not recognize the "rebellious republics" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. In short, according to German opinion, Lukashenko criticizes Putin’s "annexation policy."

“Nevertheless, he [Lukashenko] remains an autocrat, whose domination depends on Russia - just like the Belarusian economy, in which Russian subsidies in recent years account for up to a quarter of GDP,” the publication ironically reveals the republic’s industrial weakness.

Thus, we note, the German press hints at the fundamental discrepancy between Minsk and Moscow. And at the same time, there is no place to “collapse” Comrade Lukashenko: for Europe, he is a “dictator”, and at best, a typical Soviet autocrat, whose regime in the EU, to put it mildly, does not approve. And if the “dad” is less criticized recently in Brussels, it is only because the discord between Moscow and Minsk is beneficial to the West: a split of relatively similar remnants of the USSR is the current strategy of the Western world.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. Altona
    Altona 20 November 2017 07: 52 New
    +5
    Lukashenko has to be an ethnocrat like all the leaders of the former republics. And this means maximum distance from Moscow, otherwise why do the Russians have so many states, moreover, bordering each other. This applies to Kazakhstan, and Latvia, and to Ukraine. From here, the Old Man has to invent the new ideology of Polotsk principality, remember the Litvinians and other half-dead nationalities. This is funny to me, because I served in Belarus and there, to search for these paltry Litvinians, is only near Brest. Half there are Ukrainians, half in general from Samara, Ryazan, Vladimir and other Russian regions.
    1. Logall
      Logall 20 November 2017 07: 55 New
      18
      I definitely agree with one in the article - if Lukashenko turns to the West, then He will definitely lose power ...! And maybe countries ... Have seen enough, we know!
      1. Sergey-svs
        Sergey-svs 20 November 2017 08: 10 New
        +8
        Although Comrade Lukashenko looks to the West, he will not make his Belarus European, writes Die Welt.

        Well, it’s good that he won’t do it, I think the Belarusians themselves will only be glad yes Already enough for the eyes - and one "CEEurope"! negative
        1. Going
          Going 20 November 2017 08: 20 New
          12
          The article smells bad, with dubious subtext, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine.
          1. 79807420129
            79807420129 20 November 2017 08: 51 New
            +9
            Quote: Going
            The article smells bad, with dubious subtext, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine.

            Victor, and it was written by some German journalist who sees something close to him from afar, and so the Hans can call for another color revolution. hi
            1. Going
              Going 20 November 2017 08: 57 New
              +9
              Vladimir, it seems to me that there other ears stick out openly, it painfully looks like Ukraine. hi
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 20 November 2017 09: 03 New
                +6
                Quote: Going
                The article smells bad, with dubious subtext, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine.

                I support. I suspect that the author has a very vague idea of ​​the subject of the article. They gave an "order", google it - get and pay!
                1. Going
                  Going 20 November 2017 09: 07 New
                  +9
                  They come from far away and go to arrange contention over money, pah on them.
                2. Serega82
                  Serega82 20 November 2017 11: 33 New
                  +4
                  The Jedi, the author is absolutely right. Just like our Luke, Comrade Ilyich gave a clear definition a hundred years ago. If you are really a Belarusian and not an “office worker”, then you know the real situation in the country. In our country, almost all young people look west with envy, but about Russia is thought of as a cash cow, and very many openly hate it.
          2. Orionvit
            Orionvit 20 November 2017 08: 58 New
            +2
            Quote: Going
            The article smells bad, with dubious overtones

            No dubious subtext, everything is very clearly said. It doesn’t happen that you would eat a fish and ..... sit down, either on two chairs, or behind two hares. There are many proverbs in the Russian language on this situation, and not one predicts a happy outcome. Lukashenko, with his “throwing,” resembles a famous character, Mr. Kislyarsky.
          3. Winnie76
            Winnie76 20 November 2017 09: 25 New
            +7
            Quote: Going
            The article smells bad, with dubious implication, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine

            The wedge has long been driven by one mustachioed dude. The little article is an answer to the zealous Belarusian comrades on the topic - the Russian Federation must pay for the union, otherwise they will leave for Europe. They are undoubtedly very welcome there laughing
      2. 210ox
        210ox 20 November 2017 08: 12 New
        +4
        Alexander hi In this case, he may lose his head ... It’s impossible to sit on two chairs.
        Quote: Logall
        I definitely agree with one in the article - if Lukashenko turns to the West, then He will definitely lose power ...! And maybe countries ... Have seen enough, we know!
    2. japs
      japs 20 November 2017 11: 03 New
      +4
      Altona "..."
      You are mistaken, dear. You need to look for Litvinov in Minsk, even near the American embassy and at the House of the Writer on ul. Zakharova. Well, and still in Vitebsk. In Brest you will find only citizens of the Republic of Belarus with a Pole card, as well as a couple of independent grant-eaters from the remains of the Poznyakovsky BPF.
    3. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 20 November 2017 12: 04 New
      +1
      Yeah, brainwashing in its purest form!
      It turns out that one can draw such conclusions ...
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 November 2017 07: 53 New
    +7
    at one time she did not support the war of Russia with Georgia and did not recognize the "rebellious republics" of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

    Moreover, Belarus has done a lot of things in its time and today (read Lukashenko). But you can’t get around it too much, but you won’t be forcibly sweet to Europe.
  3. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 20 November 2017 07: 57 New
    10
    discord between Moscow and Minsk West is beneficial
    And our peoples do not need it! drinks
    1. Going
      Going 20 November 2017 08: 21 New
      11
      That's it, they set the goal to divide the fraternal peoples, and who owes whom and how much, we will figure it out without them.
  4. pvv113
    pvv113 20 November 2017 08: 01 New
    +7
    the discord between Moscow and the Minsk West is beneficial: a split between relatively close remnants of the USSR is the current strategy of the Western world

    And this strategy is in action. Ukraine was opposed to Russia, Belarus is next in line
  5. Altona
    Altona 20 November 2017 08: 05 New
    +7
    Quote: rotmistr60
    Moreover, Belarus has done a lot of things in its time and today (read Lukashenko). But you can’t get around it too much, but you won’t be forcibly sweet to Europe.

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    Ordinary people do not need this, all these political tricks. An Armenian works for us, these princes are tired of it, he says. That in Yerevan, that in Karabakh, they only row for themselves. I mean, ordinary people think so about all these micro-rulers.
  6. sq
    sq 20 November 2017 08: 07 New
    11
    Do not happen to Belarus "European": German opinion
    If we consider Europeanness what Europe is striving for ... God forbid.
    1. volodya
      volodya 20 November 2017 08: 40 New
      +4
      Quote: kvm
      Do not be Belarus "European":

      And what, Belarus will now be in Asia or America? As they were in Europe, they will remain so!
      1. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 20 November 2017 09: 00 New
        +4
        Quote: volodya
        And what, Belarus will now be in Asia or America? As they were in Europe, they will remain so!

        If you take the geographical location - this is so (until the maps are completely changed), but Europe now is also a lifestyle, so to speak. And SUCH a lifestyle, I will not wish anyone ...
  7. Mazandaran
    Mazandaran 20 November 2017 08: 12 New
    0
    Moscow’s attitude towards Belarus is usual, but it’s about cool. Russia knows very well that if it continues to feed Belarus, Belarusians will lose their “independence” ...!
  8. askort154
    askort154 20 November 2017 08: 41 New
    +2
    The smart learns from the mistakes of others, and the stupid from his own. Grisha will not be able to live in Rostov, Grisha wants to live in Berlin, but will end up in Lithuania, where he will be forced to learn Lithuanian fool
  9. private person
    private person 20 November 2017 08: 42 New
    +5
    Quote: Going
    The article smells bad, with dubious subtext, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine.

    Article offset. After all, in fact, everything is as it is described in the article, Lukashenko is sitting on two chairs, but no matter how hard he ever tries, he still has to make a choice. And it is not far off.
  10. Scud
    Scud 20 November 2017 08: 46 New
    +4
    Not so long ago, kissing passionately with gutting-Lukashenko, he spat splendidly towards Russia. And although the other day in Minsk they detained or arrested a ukrobanderoagent, which caused the stench and howling of the Nazis dill, these two preziki will be friends against Russia.
    1. askort154
      askort154 20 November 2017 09: 11 New
      +3
      SCUD .....Not so long ago, kissing passionately with giblets-Lukashenko spittingly savagely towards Russia.

      Let’s see how this “crippled” politician in 2020 will sweep the Kremlin’s sidewalk with his tail. Not grateful, he forgot how he begged the GDP to save him after his 2015 elections. And the GDP saved him by allocating an urgent loan of 4 billion rubles. So in 2020, he will again “fall in love” with Russia. This is such a “gross" politician.
    2. Topotun
      Topotun 20 November 2017 10: 51 New
      +2
      You are wrong, Lukashenko is not friends against Russia. Always and in everything, he tries to pursue his interests (believing that these are the interests of Belarus). Hence, jumping from chair to chair. What will happen next time will show, but there are probably two scenarios - either normal friendly relations with Russia, with coordination of joint actions with it on the international front, or the fate of Ukraine in full.
  11. Victor N
    Victor N 20 November 2017 09: 03 New
    0
    The important thing is not that the Belarusian authorities are flirting with the EU, but that they are practically moving away from Russia. Unfortunately, the population does not see this as a true danger to themselves and does not find ways to influence the government. Lukashenko has definitely developed a negative image in Russia, while in Belarus itself many still believe in him.
    1. Serega82
      Serega82 20 November 2017 11: 51 New
      +3
      Nobody believes in him anymore, even pensioners talk about him obscenely. It’s impossible to influence the government peacefully, although there have been attempts. what Lukanamist says, justifying himself before the poor people, of whom we have half the country, I adore- "Glaunae, if they didn’t scuff over the galava ...
  12. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 20 November 2017 09: 12 New
    +5
    We need pragmatism in relations with Belarus - you are me, I am telling you, if you have so led a policy between our countries, But father. Well, why do we need to keep Belarus, if in the end it expects the same treacherous position as in Ukraine. You do not need to choose between two chairs, in any case you will find yourself between them. Russia will survive even with the departure of Belarus, but Belarusians will become the same as Ukrainians. Well, do not feel sorry for them, since this is their choice. Let them continue to cunning and grow their Bandera.
    1. dauria
      dauria 20 November 2017 10: 38 New
      +5
      Russia will survive even with the departure of Belarus,


      Then the Kazakhs, the Caucasus, the Far East, the Tatars, Mordovians, Chuvashs ..... Moscow itself will live. She is a drop dead donor for all the villages there.
      Absolutely stunned. Even Hitler did not scatter allies.
      And Ukraine profukali, so it is the rulers of Russia themselves and to blame. Snotty kiss on time.
      1. japs
        japs 20 November 2017 11: 19 New
        +6
        You are right, you need to carefully monitor your territories and neighbors.
        One day you can lose everything ...
        1. Black5Raven
          Black5Raven 20 November 2017 19: 21 New
          0
          Where is more? In Russia, from the "AHD Allies", not counting the neighbors:
          DPRK (magnificent ally, nothing to add)
          Zimbabwe (swam the other day)
          Cuba
          Venezuela (pre-default state, food shortages)
  13. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 20 November 2017 09: 16 New
    0
    ... yeah! Automatically transferred to Asia
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  15. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 20 November 2017 09: 35 New
    +6
    The author lists the problems in relations between the two states and then draws global conclusions based on his own worldview positions ... A set of some fabrications on a given topic ....
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 20 November 2017 10: 55 New
      +3
      Well, they have such a job - to drive wedges, sow seeds of doubt and discord. They really do not like Russia and those who treat it normally. So, spit and grind, we will understand our problems without them. Yes, there are strains - but these are our strains. We decide without the help of others. And then after these assistants of the city it is necessary to rebuild again and raise the country from ruins ....
      1. CAT BAIYUN
        CAT BAIYUN 20 November 2017 11: 21 New
        +5
        I agree. You don’t need to go far for examples - Ukraine is nearby.
  16. rudolff
    rudolff 20 November 2017 11: 56 New
    +1
    The article was written following the recent meeting of Lukashenko with the German Foreign Minister. Grigorievich said a lot of pleasant things to the German, including assuring that: "From the territory of Belarus you will never receive a single signal in violation of the integrity and security of the European continent." He stated something similar both immediately after the Crimean events, and after the conflict with Georgia. In short, Alexander G. is a sort of guarantor of peace in Europe. He defends Russia from NATO and the West, and Europe from Russia.
  17. Zomanus
    Zomanus 20 November 2017 12: 28 New
    0
    Belarus receives so much from us and through us nishtyakov,
    that turning to the West and depriving these nishtyaks at once
    will throw it on a par with beggar neighbors.
    So dad might and would be glad to try the "European way",
    but the price is too high.
  18. Sergey53
    Sergey53 20 November 2017 13: 15 New
    0
    When they sit on the porch, they also look around, waiting for the next alms. And what's interesting. No matter how much you give them, they will continue to sit in the same place, in the same position. Such a nature.
  19. Eurodav
    Eurodav 20 November 2017 13: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: Going
    The article smells bad, with dubious subtext, my opinion is an attempt to drive a wedge between Russia and Belarus, as we have already seen with Ukraine.

    Very bad, I agree! And all in a heap ... And Crimea and some kind of Fatherkin’s fear, and the dictator, by their standards, according to the figs on people voting for him, they avoided each other (again, the publication considers!) ... In short, bullshit, sorry time for her ...
  20. Altona
    Altona 20 November 2017 14: 56 New
    0
    Quote: japs
    You are mistaken, dear. You need to look for Litvinov in Minsk, even near the American embassy and at the House of the Writer on ul. Zakharova. Well, and still in Vitebsk. In Brest you will find only citizens of the Republic of Belarus with a Pole card, as well as a couple of independent grant-eaters from the remains of the Poznyakovsky BPF.

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    Zmagara from any hare can be grown and then put on him a red and white sweatshirt.
  21. alexhol
    alexhol 20 November 2017 19: 28 New
    0
    I like to read comments about my country. I learn so much new wink .
  22. vel pro
    vel pro 21 November 2017 23: 40 New
    0
    sho, then the Nemtsy got so scared right by the super Yksperts that they shut up, and they themselves turned into mongrels of Amerszort at the level of spratlands