NATO meddles in Russia-Belarus affairs to prevent their integration – diplomat
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on a statement of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

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[Which developments over the past thirty years could possibly cause Zakharova to believe that NATO has anything but the best of intentions towards Russia? That the U.S.-led military bloc with 70 members and partners, twelve of those bordering Russia, would in any manner want to jeopardize the Russian-Belarusian Union State, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and other joint organizations? Just crack a borrowed and stale joke (the diplomat wished NATO chief good health) and add some armchair psychologizing. That will take care of the problem, no doubt.]

In comment on NATO’s readiness to “protect each member of the alliance from a threat posed by Moscow and Minsk,” the diplomat wished NATO chief good health, noting that this was “directly linked to overcoming old phobias and getting rid of persecution mania.”