Merkel hopes Putin won’t send troops to Belarus

By | August 28, 2020
Merkel hopes Putin won't send troops to Belarus

The German Chancellor expressed hope that the reserve of the Russian police forces will not be placed on the territory of Belarus.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not send troops to Belarus, given the situation in this country. She said this at the traditional annual summer press conference in Berlin, also called on Putin to respect the sovereignty of Belarus.

It is reported that at the press conference the Chancellor was asked whether Berlin should change its policy towards Moscow in connection with the alleged poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

I don’t think so. Russia is a geostrategic player with whom we have to talk again and again, for example about Syria and Libya. We have already imposed sanctions in connection with the conflict in Ukraine, and I also insisted on the sovereignty of Belarus in a conversation with the President of Russia,” Merkel said.

She also expressed hope that the so-called reserve of police forces formed by Putin will not be stationed in Belarus.

At the same press conference in Berlin, Merkel said that the Nord Stream-2 project should be completed.