Lukashenko is grateful to Saakashvili for the protection before Europe
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed his gratitude to his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili for the support of Minsk during the summit "Eastern Partnership".
As "Rosbalt" recalled, during the last summit "Eastern Partnership" in Warsaw, Saakashvili said that the EU should not push away Belarus and leave it "alone with another force that wants to finally capture it".
"It is important that the EU has not lost influence over this process. We must use all resources in order to return Minsk by the next summit, and we must put all Brussels' efforts for this" - Saakashvili said.
It is worth noting that Minsk itself refused to participate in the summit "Eastern Partnership", after its organizers have not sent a personal invitation to President Alexander Lukashenko and the head of Belarusian delegation was limited in participation in the summit events.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has repeatedly called on European politicians to prevent the isolation of Belarus and its current leader Alexander Lukashenko.
"The policy of isolation against Belarus, as it turns out sometimes, increases the chance that the sovereignty of Belarus can actually be completed and Belarus will come under the control of today's Russian government which is counterproductive for long-term development of Europe" - Saakashviliskazal said this during joint Press Conference with President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski.
According to him, references to the authoritarian Lukashenko's regime and a lower level of democracy in Belarus than in Russia - is "absurd".