Ambassador: EU does not compete with Russia for Belarus


European Union does not compete with Russia, trying to woo Belarus away from its
sphere of influence,
outgoing British Ambassador Nigel Gould-Davies
said at a farewell news conference in Minsk on September 1.

The ambassador said that it is a flawed way of thinking. The EU is a 21st century institution, not a 19th century state, Interfax quoted him as saying.


He added that closer ties with the EU would help Belarus strengthen its independence.