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Belarus Economy Ministry will provide maximum support for mutually beneficial Belarusian-Turkish projects, Belarus' Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Yaroshenko said as he met with a delegation of the Turkish-Belarusian Business Cooperation Council at the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey
Alexander Yaroshenko informed the Turkish delegation about the investment potential of Belarus, preferential regimes established in the territory of the country. These include the free economic zones, medium and small population settlements, and rural areas.
The European Union ended five years of sanctions against Belarus and its authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday, citing improving human rights as the bloc seeks more friends in Russia's back yard.
Last week, Russian propaganda outlet Eurasia Daily published a commentary with the eloquent title "Belarusian 'Neutrality' is Hypocrisy on Spilled Blood." It summarised a series of articles in which experts close to the Kremlin accused Belarus of anti-Russian policies in Ukraine and Syria.
Russian political commentator Evgeny Satanovski earlier accused Belarus of working with Turkey and Qatar against Russia in the Middle East. Now he has taken his criticism of Minsk to the extreme. According to him, while previously Russia's opponents in the Middle East – Qatar and UAE – purchased arms for ISIS in Serbia and North Korea, now they do it mostly in Minsk. Satanovski underlined, “They [ISIS] are going to use these weapons. Whether it will be against us [Russians], Syrians, Iranians or civilians whom they murder is a secondary question.”
originally posted by: Timely
Hurried random alliances rings alarm bells ...
Small Countries hedging their bets. Smells of a WW3 early warning !
Stuff needs to happen to reverse this trend.
What that is - any ideas ?
Delicate times ...
Russia has proven that it cannot be trusted and it has become a threat to other nations, that's a fact. They invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea, that's absolutely all any nation needs to see to want to protect themselves against this threat, and in order to do that they will side with the West and NATO.
Putin chose this path, he knew that his actions would threaten ties with various nations surrounding him, he has no right to complain about the consequences of what he did to Ukraine.
They did not invade Ukraine as they are still a sovereign nation, and Russia annexed Crimea as a reaction to the west's plans.
The west supporting the civil war in Ukraine so they could put their own little puppet government to control and build a NATO base in front of Russia's door.
I understand it's hard to think for your own when you've been fed up with lies since the day you were born, but since you are here on ATS, maybe it would be best if you stopped reading to MSM and tried to do your own research as to why some things happen the way they do. Why do you accept anything your government tells you? After all the lies, crimes and what not?
The bottom line is this. Of course Russia will react, the same way the US would if Russia wanted to make a base say in Canada or Mexico. Not acceptable. So, don't be dumb in trying to provoke a super power unless you want this world to end.
Russia had a major electronic intelligence base, the SIGINT facility, in Lourdes, Cuba, since 1967. The base was the largest of all Soviet intelligence centers abroad with 3,000 personnel. After the Soviet Union collapsed, the base was downscaled, but continued operation. In 2001, the Lourdes intelligence center stopped its operations mainly because of high costs.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
Again facts you seem to want to overlook.
If Russia took Crimea as you say then they did it legally because Kiev or the west never launched a challenge .
Seems that there is a Minsk way or the highway that leads to Russia and the east knows who is helping and backing them in this dispute .
Russia says it wants east Ukraine to stay with Kiev under reformed constitution
Belarus can make and take the same moves that Ukraine did but they could end up in the same shape ,which is not a pretty picture economically as the west has them on a drip feed .
Not many lining up to invest there now .
Ties with the West would of course be an economic boom for Belarus while being tied to Russia is an economic drag.
Unlike the US who has actually used them on civilian populations . and sense when did countries drag nukes into a court of law ? If the west and or Ukraine have a legal leg to stand on they would have burned a path to the courts no matter how many nukes Russia has and you know it . week attempt of creating a straw-man to tear down is all that was ..
THe threat of the use of nukes will do that to a country.