Belarus: Russian airbase unnecessary

Belarus: Russian airbase unnecessary

World October 7, 2015 22:15

- Belarus does not need a Russian airbase. So said President Alexander Lukashenko Wednesday, despite increasing pressure from Moscow to establish such a facility in the neighboring country.

Lukashenko said the issue has never been discussed with Russia , but last month President Vladimir Putin gave his government's mission to prepare for such a deal. Last Sunday, hundreds of Belarusian activists held a demonstration in the capital Minsk against Russian plan.Wit Russia is the main ally of Russia and a member of a Moscow- led economic union.

"We have no basis necessary", quoted Belarusian media Lukashenko.  I hear cries of the opposition on the establishment of a Russian airbase. I know nothing about.

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