Belarus and Russia share concern about NATO’s advance to the East, Russian Foreign Minister Affairs Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Minsk on Monday.
“We share the concern taking into account the fact that our colleagues from NATO member states are trying to build up confrontation by moving military infrastructure to the East, close to our borders. Neither Russia nor Belarus is an adherent of such confrontational policies,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lavrov as saying.
According to Lavrov, the both countries are in favor of resolving any conflicts on principles of equal and indivisible security for all.
In the course of their talks, Sergei Lavrov and Belarusian FM Uladzimir Makey raised the issues of security in the European region.
In his turn, Uladzimir Makey called security in Europe a ‘sensible area’ referring to military bases being placed along the Belarusian borders by western partners. These steps pose a potential threat to the Belarusian state, he warned.
“All these tensions do not promote security on the European continent,” the Belarusian Foreign Minister believes.
Belarus and Russia will be working out ‘adequate security measures’ together, he promised.