Russian envoy: Moscow welcomes Belarus' improved ties with West

Russian Ambassador in Minsk Alexander Surikov at a press conference on 8 June 2018. A screen shot from the video stream.

Russia approves that 'Belarusian friends' have improved relations with Western partners, Russian Ambassador in Minsk Alexander Surikov said at a news conference on 8 June.

The envoy noted that Russia regards Belarus as a sovereign country, which pursues its foreign policy. Russia also appreciates that Minsk supports Moscow on the international arena.