The refusal of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s invitation to attend today’s summit of the Eastern partnership in Brussels – a consequence of the decisions of Moscow. This opinion was expressed by President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, reports her as saying the website of the Baltic States Delfi.

“I think it demonstrates the same thing that showed military exercises (Zapad-2017, – ed.) on its territory: hosted Moscow, not Belarus, not Minsk. And the decision whom and where to go, takes Moscow, and not Minsk,” she said.

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Lukashenka and Dalia Grybauskaite in 2009 (photo – EPA):

Grybauskaite noted that Lithuania-Belarus relations hampered because of the tight military cooperation between Minsk and Moscow, but also because of the construction of the Russian state Corporation Rosatom the Ostrovets NPP in Belarus.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Belarus noted that advocate the preservation and development of the Eastern partnership “as a tool for the development of non-political interaction”, but to achieve recognition of the European perspective for the country.

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