Researches about Ukraine

Belarus’s Multi-Directional Foreign Policy Versus the Zero-Sum Fallacy

The Jamestown Foundation

At the May 21–22 Riga summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP), Belarus was represented by Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei. Nothing groundbreaking was achieved at Riga with regard to Belarus. The country refused to sign the summit declaration’s first version, which had condemned Russia for its “illegal annexation” of Crimea. The phrase was later replaced by “actions against Ukraine” and Minsk offered its support for this version. However, an addendum was attached to the final joint declaration, emphasizing that Belarus does not accept some paragraphs of that document that expressed a confrontational attitude toward certain third countries (i.e. Russia) …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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