The cooperation of Minsk are unable to resolve the military conflict in the Donbass, but at the same time, the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has been able to upgrade their country and open it to the West. Reports replyua.net with reference to the “Apostrophe”, the article says the us private intelligence analysis company Stratfor.
“Despite the fact that the mediation of Minsk was not helped in resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Lukashenko has been able to upgrade their country. In particular, the EU and the US lifted sanctions against Belarus, and the country has become more open economically and politically to the West. Minsk has been able to achieve this without compromise in its relations with Russia. The authorities of Belarus only slightly corrected methods of dealing with protests and opposition, will not go on serious concessions,” the article reads.
It is also noted that Belarus has taken a very advantageous position for themselves: continues to cooperate with Russia both in economic and military terms, and does not seek to come closer to EU membership.