Apologies if posted before and I missed it, but this sort of sums up the headache that Lukashenko is causing Putin:
The protesters have lost momentum and the initiative
Maria Kolesnikova, 38, is currently in jail in Minsk after ripping up her own passport last week to avoid the forcible expulsion to Ukrainewww.telegraph.co.uk
An outstanding exposé, but as you hinted, it really belongs on the “Dedicated Russian” thread.
From your link:snort…
From your link:
"the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, told journalists, adding that he hoped to see agreement at the next EU foreign ministers’ meeting on 12 October. “I understand perfectly that our credibility is at stake.”
In the other news the Pope is Catholic and Ursus arctos has been seen defecating in a forest.
Agreed, however is the EU capable of learning?Echoes of the greed, corruption and self-interest of many of the Polish-Lithuanian Magnates (the nobility with the greatest estates) who abused the “Liberum Veto” in the “Sejm” (parliamentary assembly) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 18th Century and paved the way for partitions. Attempts at reform came too late. The EU must learn from this.
Agreed, however is the EU capable of learning?
the more important question is, does the EU want to learn?
as well as its existing close ties to Russia via Germany (NATO Ally), Hungary (NATO Ally), Greece (NATO Ally) and Cypus, the EU has now started accession talks with Balkan States (all of whom, bar Serbia and BiH, are NATO Allies or, in Kosovo's case, a NATO 'protectorate'), some of which are are de facto Russian client States.