Belarus and Russia did Not conduct dialogues in relation to the placement in the Republic of the Russian airbase, it is not necessary, said the Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.
"I'm not going to explain the phrase Russian officials, simply Express your opinion. Clearly the placement of this base will Not reduce the military-political tensions in the region, "said Mackay" Kommersant ".
"On the contrary, the airbase will cause irritation to the address or Minsk, the capital of Russia. In addition, Belarus currently hosts so many bases that there is 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 ", - noted the head of the Belarusian foreign Ministry." 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 the database location in Belarus ", - Makei said." The Ministry of foreign Affairs led negotiations with the Russian side on issues of opening of air base ", - he said. Eleven October, the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he wants to discuss with Russian leader Vladimir Putin the question of the possible establishment of a Russian airbase in the Republic. Lukashenko also expressed the interest of Belarus to Russia "reinforced" system of frontier defence of the allied countries of missile weapons. In mid-September, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian defence Ministry and foreign Ministry to hold dialogue with Minsk and up to sign the agreement on creation in Belarus of a Russian aviation base. On 3 September the draft of the resolution on placement within Belarus Russian aviation base was adopted by the Russian government.