The special services of Belarus and Russia have agreed to jointly fight the “destructive activities of the West.” This decision was made by the director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and the head of the KGB of Belarus Ivan Tertel during today’s meeting in Vitebsk:
“The SVR of Russia and the KGB of Belarus, in the spirit of traditionally fraternal relations, agreed to conduct joint work to counter the destructive activities of the West aimed at destabilizing the political and socio-economic situation in the space of the Union State.”
And although Alexander Lukashenko previously accused Russia of seeking to turn his country into a vassal, now he is rapidly moving closer to Moscow, after the “collective west” actually turned Belarus into a “pariah” country.
Last week, the Belarusian president met with Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea region of Sochi to discuss a chapter on economic integration. The meeting took place in the shadow of a forced landing in Minsk in order to detain a dissident journalist put on the international wanted list by the Belarusian authorities.
The two countries have been linked since 1999 under the so-called. “Union State of Russia and Belarus”, supra-statehood of Russia and Belarus with a step-by-step unified political, economic, military, customs, currency, legal, humanitarian and cultural space. Which has stalled despite Moscow’s ongoing efforts to deepen the economic, political and military integration of the two countries.