no, i meant that is they have to subside it it makes only sense to integrate it fully.
I would say the opposite, if they are spending money to keep it working, yet they don't identify as Russians and are looking to the west then stay separate and as they move west drop the subsidies and let the west take up that money injection like they did with the Ukraine.
Russia buys lots of optical systems and trucks and vehicles from Belarus, but I am not sure the EU would buy much of it.
They do make good optics and vehicles but there are Russian alternatives they could be buying instead...
So the however many billion spent on products from Belarus could go to Russian companies, but I agree with FP... Belarus is fine as it is, the problem is Luka.
HATO and the US is gathering countries like a hoarder at an everything for a dollar sale, but they are unified by two things... Russia and China...
Pretty soon the EU is going to get sick of the US dictating what they have to do and trade with Asia through the various trade routes Russia and China have set up at great cost will mean some EU countries will be able to trade cheaply with Asia and Russia and China, and the Russophobes wont.
Once trade gets back to normal and those countries cooperating with Russia and China start to make money the others will likely soften their hard lines.... or not... who cares... not Russias problem nor Chinas problem... if they have principles and don't want to trade that is fine... plenty of other countries that will.