Thursday, August 23, 2018

Target: Belarus

Belarus' longtime dictator continues to balance between needing Russia to survive and needing to keep them out to remain sovereign:

[President Alexander Lukashenko] warned Saturday that Belarus will not turn into a “vassal” of its giant neighbor, Russia, even though he underlined the importance of close ties with Moscow.

Belarus has long depended on cheap energy and other subsidies from Russia, which is facing its own economic woes and warned that it would scale down assistance to its ally.

We have an interest in this given that Belarus may be the most important territory in Europe today.