Lukashenko dissatisfied with Ukraine’s foreign policy
Minsk has a plan to respond to any attempt to create a conflict on the border, Lukashenka assured.
Alexander Lukashenko criticized Ukraine’s foreign policy towards Belarus and accused Kiev of allegedly being the first to start “maneuvers and provocations at the border.” He said this in an interview with Dmitry Kiselev on Tuesday, November 30.
“Unfortunately, they ran ahead of even the NATO troops. The Ukrainians. Well, as usual. The skies were closed earlier than the European Union and the Americans for the flights of Belarusian planes, exactly the same here,” Lukashenka said.
He assured that he has a plan to respond to any attempt to create a conflict on the border with Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
“We have begun maneuvers (NATO troops – ed.) In Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. What should I do as commander-in-chief? I should not go for provocations, but I must foresee what will happen so that it does not work out like in 1941. Stalin told everyone: “do not give in to provocations, do not give in.” The signals came from the Kremlin, and then the war actually began. Therefore, I have to have plans and units of the Belarusian army that will react to any attempt to create a conflict here – on the border of the Baltic, Poland and Ukraine, “Lukashenko said.
It was previously reported that Lukashenko called Crimea “de facto and de jure Russian”… He also said that he had agreed to visit the annexed peninsula with Russian President Vladimir Putin.