‪Belarusian‬ president says ‪Russia‬ “not involved” in east ‪Ukraine‬ conflict



2014/09/25 • Political News

There may be no winners in a war in Ukraine, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Chisinau, Moldova, on 24 September, Belapan news agency reported on 25 September at 11:22 Kyiv time.

He denied that there was a war in eastern Ukraine and said that Russia was not involved.
“A war is waged when someone believes that he may win, but all sides of the conflict are confident that they cannot win,” government’s news agency Belta quoted him as saying.

“Neither the Ukrainian army nor the army of resistance, which exists there and is dubbed separatists, can win. Many believe that Russia is fighting there, but Russia has not been fighting there, and if it does it will not win either and will only make things worse,” he noted.

Lukashenka claimed that the Russian leadership was opposed to any conflict or economic war with its neighbours.
“If Ukraine, Moldova, other countries do not cause harm to Russia after signing association agreements with the EU, I am confident that you will normalize relations with it in the near future. Russia is simply trying to protect itself in this situation,” he said.

Lukashenka noted that Belarus also had concerns about the effects of Ukraine’s association agreement with the EU. According to the Belarusian leader, he raised the matter at his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in late August. The Ukrainian president promised that if the concerns were justified Kyiv will bear responsibility for that, he said.

Lukashenka noted that Minsk’s agreements with Moldova would not cause economic damage to Russia and Kazakhstan, which share a Customs Union with Belarus.
“We are not building our relations against someone. We are building them for the benefit of our peoples and not to someone’s detriment,” he stressed.

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  • nysq1


    • Edison

      Mind boggling groveling to Putin.

  • Victoria Karp

    A real leader of an independent country.

    • Milton Devonair

      lol kommrade-ette.

  • Brent

    Putin’s beeyotch. Bought and paid for…

    He’ll come running to the West begging for help when Putin invades Belarus

    • Milton Devonair

      lukashenko is putin’s cyka, but he’s just another puppet like Ukraine’s yanukovych was/is. If he runs into trouble, putin would invade as vlady the pig needs their manufacturing base and buffer/wall from the west. That’s why lukashenko runs a police state, like the good ol cccp times.

  • Dirk Smith

    Looks like somebody received a phone call. Such a loyal gauleiter.

  • Michel Cloarec

    Maybe it is time to remind him that he profits of the EU like any other East Europa countries included Russia !

  • Murf

    Keep drinking the kool aid, chief. Watch ya going to do when it’s your turn?

  • Jackie Bugdale

    Putin must have written the script for him.

  • George

    Perhaps he doesn’t want to wake up with a horses head in his bed or maybe he received a photo of a bullet with his name on it: there is always polonium, that went down a treat.
    Alternatively, an friendly message, read this script or the green zombies may appear in Minsk.

  • Dirk Smith

    Going there in December. Should be interesting…..