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Media: Lukashenko held a secret meeting to discuss 'Russian pressure' on the independence of Belarus
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko held a secret meeting with high-ranking officials. The participants of the meeting discussed what measures should be taken “under the conditions of pressure from the Russian side”, reported the Nasha Niva newspaper.
“There was a big meeting with the president. The participants decided to stand for independence till the end. Everybody supported this decision,” the source of the newspaper said.
According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, some …
Lukashenko suspects that Kremlin is trying to incorporate Belarus into Russia
At a press conference with reporters in Minsk, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it is important for him to maintain independence from other countries, BelTA reported.
Lukashenko noted that there are no absolutely independent states in the world. Russia itself, according to Lukashenko, is rather sovereign than independent.
“If they want to divide us into regions and incorporate into Russia, as the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky suggested, it will never happen. And if the …
President of Belarus says Ukraine rejected his help in ending the war in the Donbas
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Ukraine rejected his initiatives to help end the war in the Donbas.
“Given that Russian and Ukrainian people are good with me, I was ready to stand on that border as a border guard and to arrange an election compliant with the Minsk Agreement. […] But guess what? The ones who need to stop this war, primarily Poroshenko and the Ukrainians, rejected the offer. They explained their attitude by saying that Lukashenko is pro-Russian,” Lukashenko …
President of Belarus apologizes to Putin for the 'stormy' dispute over gas prices
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko commented on the public discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the gas prices which took place on Thursday, December 6, at the summit of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in St. Petersburg. Speaking on the Russia TV channel, the President of Belarus admitted that he had to apologize to Putin.
"I spoke in a bad tone, so I had to apologize to the host of today's meeting. The discussion was very heated. You'd better not listen to it," …
President of Belarus wants to recover the payment Russia owes for construction of FIFA World Cup facilities
President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, demanded to resolve payment for the work done by Belarusian builders in Russia and Turkmenistan.
“I was informed that they still have not received money for the construction of the Garlyk Mining and Processing Plant in the east of Turkmenistan. I am waiting for this issue to be resolved. In addition, the Russians did not pay for the facilities built in Kaluga for the World Cup,” said Lukashenkao, BelTA reports.
According to him, the government of …
Belarus warns of mirror response if the US military base is created in Poland
The Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of the Republic of Belarus for Foreign Affairs and National Security Sergei Rakhmanov said that Belarus and Russia would take mirror measures if Poland places on its territory a US armored division base, as reported by RIA Novosti.
“I believe the response will be adequate. Everything will be counted, weighed and a mirrored decision will be taken,” said Rakhmanov.
According to him, the state of the relations with the West that Belarus has …
Lukashenko says no to Russian military base in Belarus
Belarus is “categorically opposed” to the deployment of a Russian aerospace base in its territory, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, commenting on a possible response to NATO’s increased presence in Poland.
According to Lukashenko, a Russian military base would create risks for Belarus, which is “independently capable” of carrying out the defensive functions prescribed in the Collective Security Treaty with Russia.
A Russian base would put Minsk “under a possible …
President of Belarus warns of ‘joint response’ with Russia if the US military base established in Poland
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said that the possible deployment of a U.S base in Poland would force Belarus and Russia to "take adequate measures", in particular, to place additional military infrastructure on the territory of Belarus.
“I told the Polish Foreign Minister when he spoke with us in Minsk that we are not going to fight with them. Therefore, there is no need to create extra military bases. Otherwise, Russians and we will have to respond. This means that we will …
Lukashenko: Belarus could take on responsibility for bringing peace to Donbas
During his speech at the Munich Security Conference in Minsk , Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that his country could take on responsibility for ensuring peace in eastern Ukraine, and could oversee the ‘elections’ in the Donbas.
“According to our information, they are bringing in modern weaponry which is capable of carrying out anti-electronic warfare not only on the ground, but also in space, which neutralizes any satellites and other such means. All that remains is to bring …
President of Belarus offers Ukraine assistance in ending Donbas war
Speaking at the Forum of the Regions of Ukraine and Belarus in Gomel, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has expressed willingness to help Ukraine in resolving the conflict in the Donbas.
"We are ready to engage in this conflict where it is complicated and where there is no trust that is supposed to be. We are ready to do this for the sake of one thing - for the sake of peace. We, the three Slavic nations have to solve this problem. This is our trouble and problem. It's not Europeans, …