Economic sanctions contradict principles of good neighborliness, Belarus President says

The economic sanctions against Belarus and political pressure in disguise of democracy "concerns" contradict the principles of good neighborliness and cooperation, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with the graduates of the department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Command and Staff department of the Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus and the Military Academy of the Russian Federation on July 15.

The head of state said that "unfortunately, some western politicians persistently call for the unconstitutional change of power in Belarus, for the spread of western model of the so-called democracy", reported Belta.

According to the Belarusian President, the goal of such actions is to destabilize the situation, destroy the political system and subordinate a sovereign state to those powers that are seeking to establish a unipolar world. "No one should tell us how to live, which way to choose, with who to cooperate. That's what they call real independence," Alexander Lukashenko said.