Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with Professor Grigory Ioffe from Radford University in Virginia, the United States, author of several books about Belarus on 12 January.
During the meeting the head of state noted that the opinion of the objective and interested expert from outside like Grigory Ioffe is important for the evaluation of the current situation in Eastern Europe. “It is very important for us, especially in this challenging period of uneasy relations not only of Belarus and the West, but also of the states located in Eastern Europe. It is important because of an array of problems which have recently escalated in Ukraine, in Belarus, in Russia. These include economic crises and other issues,” the President said.
“Your reasoning, your assessment of the situation in Belarus are very important, both for the international community and for the understanding of the processes which are happening here today,” the head of state stressed.