It further urged EU members to engage in talks directly with Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko.
Russia has shown its explicit support for Belarus in the Polish-Belarusian border crisis by sending two strategic bombers, which are currently patrolling Belarusian airspace, Reuters reported on Wednesday (November 10th). He also blamed the migrant crisis on the European Union, accusing it of trying to “strangle” Belarus. He also urged EU members to start talks directly with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
It was also reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, November 10 and told her that Russia would be happy to mediate between Minsk and Brussels to resolve the crisis, reported The Guardian.
RIA Boost, the Russian state-run news agency, said the Russian Defense Ministry has officially stated that the bombers will face mounting tensions on NATO’s eastern front. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Pavlov and Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Make spoke at a joint press conference, in which they expressed the hope that European nations “will not be dragged into a sufficiently dangerous spiral “. Brussels said Minsk fabricated the crisis to avenge the EU for the sanctions imposed on it due to electoral fraud and human rights violations by the Lukashenko government.