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Lukashenko recognizes military intervention from Belarus and about goals of Russian war in Ukraine

17 August, 2023 Thursday
22:17

Lukashenko said that all the objectives of Russia's war against Ukraine have been achieved, recognized the intervention from the territory of Belarus and called Minsk the only open ally of Moscow

The self-proclaimed President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said this in an interview with pro-Russian journalist from Ukraine Diana Panchenko, TASS reports.

The dictator admitted that some units of the Russian Armed Forces crossed the border of Ukraine from Belarus at the beginning of the war.

He also noted that "we will never participate in this war, in this hot war, but we will always help Russia... 55 countries are helping you (Ukraine - ed.), and only Belarus is helping Russia, so openly."

Particularly interesting is his statement that the goal of the war has been achieved in principle, because the future Ukraine will never be so aggressive and pro-Western again.

Lukashenko added that the war in Ukraine could have been avoided, and it is possible to stop it now. But any possible negotiations on Ukraine should begin without preconditions. He also does not rule out that Belarus will be involved in the negotiation process on Ukraine.

The Belarusian dictator said he fears that the unwillingness of Ukrainian politicians to negotiate could lead to a military coup in Kyiv.

Another scary story from the self-proclaimed leader of Belarus is that Zelenskyy is preparing to hand over a part of Ukraine to Poland. According to Lukashenko, this could be another reason for the conflict between the Ukrainian government and the people. Russia and Belarus will side with the people of Ukraine in this confrontation.

In this regard, Lukashenka threatened that Minsk would immediately respond to any aggression against Belarus by Ukraine, Poland, or the Baltic states.

The Belarusian "president" could not help but touch upon the topic of the Ukrainian counteroffensive. He considers it a failure, emphasizing that Ukraine suffered 45,000 dead and wounded during the attacks. Instead, according to Lukashenko, Russia has the latest weapons and an army reserve of 250,000 soldiers.


 
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