Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • On Ukrainian Independence Day Lukashenko wishes Ukraine 'peaceful skies, courage and tolerance'

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day. The Belarusian dictator wished Ukrainians "peaceful skies" and also "tolerance, courage, strength and success in restoring a decent life".

    "I am convinced that today's contradictions will not be able to destroy the centuries-old foundation of sincere good-neighborly relations between the peoples of the two countries. Belarus will continue to advocate the preservation of harmony, the development of friendly …

  • Kyiv: 13,000 Belarusian soldiers are ready to join Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    About 13,000 current and former Belarusian military agreed to go to the war unleashed by Russian President Vladimir Putin against Ukraine, said the Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksiy Gromov.

    According to him, Belarus has amassed six battalions of its armed forces on the border with Ukraine.

    "Russia continues to drag Belarus into a full-scale war against Ukraine," said Gromov.

    He added that the main motivation for …

  • Lukashenko accuses the West of trying ‘to dismember Ukraine’

    During a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on the participating countries to form a united front, arguing that Russia should not fight against the expansion of NATO alone.

    Lukashenko believes that this unity would serve to ensure that sanctions would not be imposed against the Russian Federation and Belarus.

    Lukashenko also said that the United States and Western countries are sabotaging negotiations with …

  • Belarus deploying special operations forces to Ukrainian border

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry  announced that it is deploying "units of special operation forces" to the border with Ukraine due to an alleged threat coming from the Ukrainian troops on the Belarusian border.

    "The group of troops amassed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Southern Operational Direction with a total number of up to 20,000 people also requires a response from us. In order to ensure the security of the Republic of Belarus in the Southern direction, units of the special …

  • Lukashenko: Belarus does not intend to take part in Russia’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine

    The Belarusian army did not take part in the Russian "special operation" against Ukraine and does not plan to do so, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, reports the Telegram channel Pool 1.

    "The Belarusian army did not take part in the "special operation" and does not intend to do it," Lukashenka said and added that Belarus is protecting the state border from Brest to Mazyr on its own.

    "The hybrid war that has been started against Belarus, especially the sanctions war in the …

  • Lukasheno considers joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is likely to make a decision in the coming hours to join Russia's invasion of Ukraine, reports Ukrayinska Pravda, citing Ukrainian Centre for Defence Strategies.

    If Lukashenko takes such a step, he will use of all Belarusian troops and weapons, said the Centre for Defence Strategies.

    The only reason for this decision is that Lukashenko is completely dependent on Putin, including his own security.

    "This decision does not take into account peace and …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy ‘super-nuclear’ weapons in Belarus

    Belarus is ready to deploy in its territory not only nuclear, but also advanced "super-nuclear" weapons in the event of a threat from the country's adversaries, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko at the Osipovichi training ground while attending the Russian-Belarusian military exercises Allied Resolve–2022.

    "If necessary, if such stupid steps are taken by our opponents and adversaries, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, advanced ones, in order to …

  • Kremlin considers saving Lukashenko from losing main source of foreign currency income

    Russian authorities are considering ways to help the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which has been cut off by Western sanctions from the possibility of exporting potash, a key source of foreign currency for the Belarusian economy.

    The Kremlin is now looking into the possibility of accepting Belarusian potash fertilizers in Russian ports, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "This issue is on the agenda. It is being discussed. If I am not mistaken, so far [the redirection] of …

  • Lukashenko announces joint exercises with Russia to counter Ukraine and the West

    Belarus and Russia will hold military exercises in the western and southern regions, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    According to him, the exercises were agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December and will be a response to the "difficult situation" on the borders of the Union State.

    "These should be regular exercises to work out a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic States and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)," BelTA news …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons

    Belarus is considering the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in its territory, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with RT Arabic.

    According to the minister, Minsk is ready to take such a step if it feels threatened by NATO. "This is one of the possible responses to possible future actions by the North Atlantic Alliance in the territory of Poland," he explained.

    In late November, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threatened to ask Russian President …