As disclosed online resource, "Wikileaks" fragments of the correspondence of the U.S. Embassy in Poland, Belarus is mentioned several times. This, in particular, comes to the actions of the official Warsaw to ease sanctions against the official Minsk.
The following is an excerpt regarding Belarus, with the diplomatic dispatch, dated December 2008.
The eighth "The Polish government led by Sikorsky defends a suspended almost all EU visa ban on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko — in defiance of calls to the U.S. Government
gradual easing of sanctions. Sikorski said publicly that the United States of double standards — because of our close relationship with the "dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, but not in Belarus." And Sikorski and Tusk recognize that the Polish government runs the risk that it will be perceived as a patron of the dictator. However, they argue that zaluchenne Belarus particularly important after the Russian invasion of Georgia. The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said in August the American leadership that Poland is responsible for Belarusian signals of interest in dialogue and, like the United States, for the release of political prisoners in Belarus. "
Ninth "Tusk and Sikorski considering the interaction with the Belarusian authorities as the lesser of two evils. According to Poles, isolated Belarus can completely fall into the trap of Russia — with Lukashenko in power or not. Russian
domination could jeopardize democratic transformation and — even more importantly, in the opinion of Warsaw — finally bury the hopes that Belarus can become a buffer state between Poland and Russia. The Polish government is confident that Lukashenko has enough power to resist the elimination of independent Belarusian institutions and to respect freedom of their actions. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tell us that Belarus gave a sign that in response to the lifting of EU visa ban Minsk relax some restrictions medyyalnay field. "
Commenting on the publication of the site "Wikileaks" diplomatic dispatches, the Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk said that they shed light on the nature of the relationship between the United States and Poland.
"We must give up illusions about the relationship between different countries. This also applies to relations close allies such as the United States and Poland. Even in nearby allied relations should be done without illusions "- said Tusk.
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