Saturday, June 13, 2009

Belarus and Russia

I'm not quite sure what to make of this (Russian only version of Belarus Today) but it seems as if President Lukashenko is a little miffed at the Kremlin.

In the article, he rejects an apparent attempt by Moscow to try and intimidate it by withholding about $500 million Belarus had been promised over the fact that his government has not recognized as independent countries the breakaway regions of Georgia (Abkhazia and South Ossetia). He then goes on to imply that an attempt to interfere with the independence of Belarus would result in another Chechnya.

President Lukashenko has always been somewhat strange, but this sudden burst of nationalistic fervor directed at Russia deserves watching.

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