During a trip to Minsk region of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has declared readiness to "normalize relations with the United States." He also made a number of accusations against the Russian government, which wants its "tilt" to the presidential election campaign.
Responding to questions from journalists, Alexander Lukashenko denied accusations by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he allegedly promised to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and did not keep itshis words. The Belarusian leader said that nowhere solemnly promised not to recognize:
"Simply Russian counterpart in bad faith and dishonestly pulls out certain things. Belarus to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and today is not a problem. But I have him listed the problems that arise due to this in Belarus Belarus-EU relations, Belarus, USA, Belarus, CIS, and so on. There were about half a dozen. "
According to Lukashenko, the Russian government has been unable or did not want to go to "nevilyavanne and the elimination of the consequences that had for Belarus vzniknukts."
Russian media quoted Russian presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko that the Kremlin is ready to publish that part of the transcript of the meeting of CSTO, which has a special statement of Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the director of the Moscow Institute of CIS Konstantin Zatulin, Lukashenko made promises:
"Having" a "need to talk" b. " If you do not say "b", then you just start to play and you create a suspicion that you did not show up either an ally or federal government. "
Chairman of the BPF Yanukevich said Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly said one thing and then categorically refused this:
"This is typical of his style of political behavior. I think he is typical of the bluff itself. I admit that in the context of the rise of the information war against the Kremlin, Lukashenko they can actually find some notes and post them. "
Also, Alexander Lukashenko told reporters that if the U.S. wants, Belarus is ready to normalize relations with the U.S. and these "issues can be resolved through negotiations." According to Lukashenko, if Russia and the United States want to "restart the relationship in the direction of Belarus in terms of its democracy, to rebuild, to break, crush, they will not succeed":
"There are no secret agreements with the Russian government and the U.S. administration over Belarus. America holds its position, Russia abruptly changed its position and tries to first president of Belarus "rebuild" tilted to the well-known political events. In this regard, I also do not change — I tilt the futile and useless. "
On Alexei Yanukevich, Belarusian leader voiced his fears here:
"He is very well aware that if both sides will be pressure and conscious action, it is unlikely he will be able to stay in power in Belarus. The pragmatic part in this, too, is. This desire to send a message to its nomenclature, that the situation is under control and supposedly this is a new situation with Russia will not affect the stability of the regime. "
According to the analyst Andrei Fedorov, in relations with the U.S. have not yet seen any shifts:
"Belarus is ready to improve relations, but on their own terms. So I am afraid that before the election, nothing outstanding in this area is not going to happen. "
Fedorov believes improbable secret agreement between the U.S. and Russia on Belarus:
"I do not think that in the U.S. the Belarusian issue causes so much interest that they are willing to go to any agreement only in order to impeach Lukashenko. It is Russia that question is more concerned, she has more of that desire — to remove the Belarusian leader. In Russia this is the main problem, because here was transferred to a personal relationship. "