The international conference European Security: Stepping Back from the Brink continues its work in Minsk. Today Belarus President took part in it. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the degree of distrust and confrontation between east and west is unprecedentedly high. But the main point for the European region is the east of Ukraine. The forum is attended by hundreds of experts from more than 60 countries, including highest-ranking guests. Today Alexander Lukashenko met with ex-president of Croatia Stjepan Mesić to discuss the historical moments of the Balkan countries development and issues related to strengthening regional security.