Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on the protests in Belarus, noting that the situation is stabilising, APA reports citing Sputnik.
There is no need to use Russian forces in Belarus, Putin said, adding that he hopes there will be no need for that, which Minsk agrees with.
"There is no need to hide anything. There are relevant articles that say that all member states of the organisations... should provide each other with assistance and protection of sovereignty, external borders and protection of stability. In this regard, we have obligations to Belarus, and Alexander Grigorievich Lukashenko raised the question that he would like us to provide him with appropriate assistance, if necessary. I said that Russia will fulfill all its obligations", he stressed in an interview with the TV channel Rossiya One.
He also stated that Russian forces will not be used "as long as extremists in Belarus do not cross any borders".
"They will not be used, until extremist elements, hiding behind political slogans, cross certain borders, simply start robbing, start setting fire to cars, houses, banks, try to seize administrative buildings, and so on", Putin noted.