Moving towards the West is the end of the Belarusian statehood

Summary

Nationalism in Belarus has only one direction – Polonisation. The next stage of every nationalist [in Belarus] is a desire to move towards the West. And this is the end of the Belarusian statehood.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the threat of the West for Belarusian independence and national development. Belarus cooperates with the Western countries, including Europe and the United States and Canada on multiple levels. The relations with the Western democracies named among the biggest priorities by the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

The assistance given by the EU to Belarus is aimed to improve the living standard of Belarusian citizens in a tangible and visible manner. Find out more about the EU's assistance to Belarus here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Poland, Belarus
  • Keywords: Western values, The West
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus @ Gorizont Sobytiy time 39:37 – 39:52
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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