Updated at 17:11,20-07-2018

Will Poland yield to blackmail by Lukashenka?


Lukashenka finds it possible to launch mechanisms of local border traffic with Poland under certain conditions.

"There are certain problems that concern us. We will take this decision as soon as we get certain guarantees from them and see their friendly policy," Lukashenka said Tuesday at a press conference in Minsk.

The dictator pointed at "both political and economic problems" in the bilateral relations. "In general, Poland's policy towards Belarus makes us worry," Lukashenka said.

According to him, "all decisions and questions should be put together and adopted in one package". "We have a lot of questions, most of them are political," he noted.

Under Poland's "unfriendly" policy Lukashenka obviously means supporting the Belarusian opposition and independent media by the Polish government.