Moscow will provide a firm response to any attempts to destabilize the situation in Belarus and to separate the republic from Russia and the Union State, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Belarusian colleague Vladimir Makei, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the minister, "Moscow will provide an adequate and firm response based on facts to those who are trying to derail the situation in Belarus", as well as those who wish "to separate the republic from Russia and undermine the foundations of the Union State." "We believe that every issue must be resolved in accordance with the republic’s constitution with respect to the norms of the law stipulated in it," Lavrov stressed.
Moscow sees no sense in making contacts with representatives of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition until the Council obtains a legal status and a clear program, the Russian top diplomat said.
"In these conditions we sincerely believe that there is no sense for us to meet with [the Council’s] representatives who request such contacts until they establish their structure in accordance with the Belarusian law," the minister said.