Lukashenko explained what helped EAEU to cope with sanctions and what crisis the West will face
Those who imposed the sanctions have actually suffered most from them, while we have managed to preserve the economic well-being of citizens. This has been achieved, among other things, thanks to joint measures to counter external pressure and ensure the stability of the EAEU national economies – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in an expanded format.
The Belarusian leader stressed that the conversation in Bishkek was a logical continuation of the dialogue taken place at the SCO and CIS platforms. “We see that a primitive stamping of thoughtless package economic sanctions against Belarus and Russia by the collective West is beginning to subside. Our counter-partners have already done everything that could be banned and restricted, even to their own detriment. Time has come for them now to realise and assess the consequences. Energy and food crises are already being talked about at all platforms, and one does not need to be a visionary to assume that the third crisis – political – may be added to these two in some countries soon. Internal critical assessments, primarily on the side of the population and businesses, are becoming increasingly distinctive in a number of Western states,” he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko added that statements about an economic collapse in our countries have been replaced by sober judgments of observers, analysts and certain politicians that the sanctions had affected their initiators much more painfully.
“Of course, we are realistic, and we do not expect that this attack will weaken in the near future. We have already got used to this to a certain extent. Importantly, we have not allowed the welfare of citizens to fall," he stressed.
According to the Head of State, this has been achieved, among other things, thanks to joint measures to counter external pressure and ensure the stability of the EAEU national economies. The decisions taken within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union have made it possible to significantly reduce a negative effect of the sanctions pressure and support important sectors of the economy.
“However, we should in no case stop. Taking into account fundamental global changes, we need to pay the most serious attention to the strategic directions of the EAEU development – along with solving the current tasks,” the President stressed.