Lukashenka: Belarus ready for "big steps"


Alyaksandr Lukashenka said that he sees no obstacles to better relations between Belarus and the European Union. The Belarusian leader told reporters after laying a wreath at the Yama Holocaust memorial in Minsk on Monday that he appreciates the EU's decision to lift an entry ban on a large group of Belarusian officials.

He said he was confident that the dialogue would continue. "We no longer have to talk through the iron curtain, the Berlin Wall with Europe. This is a small step, a half step, but it is significant,” Interfax Zapad quoted him as saying.

Interfax Zapad