Kremlin expresses readiness to help resolve situation in Belarus

Russia may contribute to resolving the situation in Belarus if necessary, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.

According to him, considering the situation in Belarus an internal affair, Russia does not intend to interfere. Russia might make an exception if Minsk asks them to become a mediator in the negotiations with the opposition.

“If the Belarusian leadership state their willingness, then, of course, the Russian side is ready to do their best to help resolve the situation,” Dmitry Peskov said.

On August 15, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Russia would lend assistance if Belarus asks for providing security in the event of ‘external military threats’.

“When it comes to the military component, we have an agreement with the Russian Federation within the Union State and the CSTO. And these moments [the current developments in Belarus – Belsat] fall under the agreement,” Lukashenka stressed.

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