According to Peskov, regardless of the actions of Belarus and relations between Minsk and Brussels, the Russian Federation will remain the guarantor of the energy security of the Old World. Lukashenko did not coordinate his position with the Kremlin and spoke out as an independent head of a sovereign state.
“No, they (Lukashenka’s statements. – Editor’s note) have not been coordinated in any way … In this case, yes, this is our ally, but this is a sovereign state,” the press secretary of the Russian president stressed during a conversation with representatives of the press.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that if Poland and other EU countries decide to completely close their borders amid the migration crisis, official Minsk will respond to this unfriendly gesture by totally blocking transit to and from Russia, including the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline.