Lukashenko wants better relations

  • 2013-04-24
  • From wire reports
VILNIUS - Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko said his country wants to normalize relations with Western powers, signaling a shift in policy two years after coming under pressure for a violent crackdown on protesters, reports Bloomberg.“We don’t want to quarrel, we want good relations with you, but we also don’t want to bend our knees before you,” Lukashenko told lawmakers on April 19 in the capital, Minsk, referring to the European Union and the U.S.Western sanctions saddling Belarus are counterproductive, Lukashenko said. While the former Soviet r...
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