World Bulletin / News Desk
As tension between Russia and Ukraine increases, Belarus has promised its support to Russia.
“We will stand back to back and fight shoulder to shoulder if we need to do, as we did in the past,” Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said this week at the opening of a war museum in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tension between Russia and Ukraine has been escalating. But Belarus has kept silent on the conflict until now.
The presence of Lukashenko and Putin at the ceremony was a symbol of the unity of the two countries.
“We are very happy to see you here," Lukashenko said. "We lived through hard times in the Second World War and after our grief victory was waiting for us, it was a corporate victory. If there is a crisis, Russia and Belarus will avoid it together. We will stand together and our economies will be stronger.”
Russia and Belarus are both members part of the Eurasian Economic Union, which was established two years ago between the two countries and Kazakhstan.Last Mod: 03 Temmuz 2014, 17:41