Lukashenko: Belarus wants closer ties to NATO
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he is eager for better ties with NATO.
"Belarus should seek relations with NATO based on mutual respect that would help strengthen our country's security," the Belarusian leader said at a government session in Minsk.
"We should not look at them like at our enemies," Lukashenko stressed.
He recalled that three states bordering Belarus are members of the NATO. "And Ukraine is craving to join it. This is a certain challenge and a breeding ground for confrontation, especially amid pleas and plans strengthen military presence," BelTA cited Lukashenko as saying.