16 November 2018, Friday, 22:09
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Yanukevich: BIB will defend Belarus’s national interests

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The chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front says the creation of the Belarusian Independent Bloc is a historic event.

Alyaksei Yanukevich told this in an interview to Radio Svaboda.

“I am sure, this is a historic event. This initiative does not have short-term aims, it is a forward thinking approach to real political, economic, and energy independence. Only independence gives an opportunity for successful defence of the country’s national interests. It unites the forces that can defend the national interests of Belarus. That’s why we have called ourselves the Belarusian Independent Bloc.

According to Alyaksei Yanukevich, talks on formation of a new political union started after a BPF party session, but the preparation took two years.

We remind that a number of political figures signed the declaration on creation of the Belarusian Independent Bloc (BIB) on October 27.

The declaration was signed by co-head of the organizing committee on creation of Belarusian Christian Democracy party Vital Rymasheuski, leader of the youth movement Youth Front Zmitser Dashkevich, head of the BPF party Alyaksei Yanukevich, leader of the “For Freedom” movement Alyaksandr Milinkevich, and heads of organizing committees on creation of Young Belarus movement Artur Finkevich, “Razam” solidarity movement Vyachaslau Suishyk, Right Alliance organization Yury Karetnikau, and Youth Christian Social Union “Young Democrats” Alyaksandr Shumkevich.