The zone of instability around the CIS is expanding, Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at the 40th session of the CIS Council of Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, the zone of instability around us is expanding. We have to acknowledge that the mechanisms of ensuring international and regional security are eroding. Certain external political forces return to the bloc thinking of the Cold War period. Attempts to draw vast regions into conflicts and new arms race are obvious. This is absolutely inadmissible,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka as saying.
Referring to the deteriorating migration situation, he said that Europe faces a true humanitarian catastrophe because of the instability in the Middle East.
The Belarusian leader also stressed the importance of the Commonwealth of Independent States as a unique integration and negotiation platform and expressed hope that Georgia and Ukraine would return to the CIS someday.
“I am convinced that one of these days Ukraine will come to us. The country has a great deal of interests here. I think Georgia will do the same. We should get them back. There are too many people over there, who are ready to cooperate with us,” he added.
Belsat.eu, following BelTA