The need for deploying a Russian aviation base in Belarus is not, and dialogues between the foreign ministries about this was not conducted, said the Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.
in mid-September the President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered to sign an agreement on the establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus and ordered the Russian defense Ministry and foreign Ministry to hold a dialogue with Minsk.
"in the current situation, when there are a number of other issues that require rapid operational decisions, as well as among them the Ukrainian crisis and the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, it seems to us that there is no need to talk about placing bases in Belarus," said the Makei
"The Ministry of foreign Affairs led negotiations with the Russian side on issues of opening of air base ", - he added.
review of the Belarusian Minister, the inclusion of such a base does not reduce military and political tensions in the region.
"On the contrary, the airbase will cause irritation to the address or Minsk, the capital of Russia. In addition, Belarus is currently hosting the air bases so much of what's there in a matter of hours can accommodate hundreds of aircraft. For this reason, for us more important to talk about, to be ready to give prompt response in case of increasing tensions in the region or risk the security of Belarus and Russia, " said Mackay.