The Deputy of the state Duma on CIS Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov said that the West intends to use Belarus as a springboard to be used against Russia. About it reports RIA "news".

He noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in the course of such plans.

According to the Deputy, Pro-Western force "is trying to unseat Lukashenko".

Kalashnikov stressed that Russia and Belarus are in high allied relations in the military and military-political sphere.