MINSK, March 31. /TASS/. Western nations are not interested in a sovereign and economically independent Russia or Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday in his State-of-the-Nation Address.
"Neither a sovereign Belarus nor a sovereign Russia with a strong economy is needed by anyone [in the West - TASS]," the head of state said.
"If Russia and Belarus want to be sovereign and independent, "one should not have their head in the clouds," Lukashenko noted. "We should each do our own thing. The second condition of sovereignty and independence is historical memory and our national traditions," the Belarusian leader added.