The meeting of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the regional Forum in Gomel was “used” in order to “promote” the idea of the Kremlin to resolve the situation in Donbas – without introducing a peacekeeping contingent in the Western countries, and to address the issue in “their circle”. Reports replyua.net with reference to the “Apostrophe”, this was stated by the veteran of foreign intelligence, Lieutenant-General Vasily Bogdan.
According to him, Lukashenka’s statements concerning the security issues, are likely to have been coordinated with the Kremlin, taking into account the content of his statements. The President of Belarus spoke about the Ukrainian-Russian relations and the situation in the Donbass, but at the same time passed the situation in the annexed Crimea.
“Mr. Lukashenko used this format in order to once again proclaim and convey to communities of both countries and the world community the same point of view that is acceptable to the Kremlin – don’t need no peacekeeping missions, no intermediaries, and the relationship to find out in the bilateral format. This suggests that Belarus as a part of the Union state with Russia continues to be in close ties with the Kremlin and Lukashenko himself adheres strictly to the Kremlin’s position on this issue,” said Bogdan.