Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Belarus accuses Ukraine of violating its airspace

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry handed the Ukrainian military attaché a note of protest due to the violation of the Belarusian airspace, said to the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

    "On December 5, 2021, a military attaché from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus was summoned to the Department of International Military Cooperation of the Defense Ministry. He was given a note of protest in connection with the frequent violations by the Ukrainian side of the State …

  • Lukashenko announces joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises near Ukrainian border

    Russia and Belarus will hold joint military exercises near the Ukrainian border, said the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    "We have agreed with President Putin that in the near future we should hold exercises together on the southern borders, the Belarusian-Ukrainian border," Lukashenko said.

    He noted that the exercises are planned to be held in two stages. The first stage will be held in the winter. According to him, everything is ready for this.

    Earlier, Belarusian Defense …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

    Belarus will ask Russia to deploy nuclear weapons in its territory if such systems are deployed in Poland, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    In an interview with RIA Novosti, Lukashenko suggested that if Germany refuses to deploy American nuclear weapons, then they will be deployed in Poland.

    "They will move them [nuclear weapons] to Poland. Yes. Then, I will offer Putin to bring nuclear weapons back to Belarus. We will talk about it. These will be weapons that will be most …

  • Lukashenko: if Ukraine begins war with Russia Belarus will not stand aside

    Belarus does not brandish its weapons but is ready to respond if someone comes here with a sword or a gun. If Ukraine tries to unleash a conflict with Russia, Belarus will not stand aside, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with the military.

    "We need to defend our country. I am not dramatizing the events, but I warn our military: we must adequately respond to of their movements," Lukashenko said.

    According to Lukashenko, the West allegedly uses migrants as a …

  • Polish Prime Minister accuses Merkel of legitimizing Lukashenko’s regime

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized the acting Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel for a telephone conversation with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko, the DPA agency reports.

    "The European Union should get involved in finding a diplomatic solution. But when Chancellor Merkel called Mister Lukashenko, she contributed to legitimising his regime, while the struggle for a free Belarus is going on for 15 months now. Lukashenko also abused his conversation with Angela Merkel. …

  • Lukashenko calls on Germany to accept migrants crowding along Polish border

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko called on Germany to accept migrants trying to enter the European Union through the Belarusian-Polish border. “Most people here are those who want to reunite with their families. Take those people in. This is a small burden for Germany," said Lukashenko during a visit to the logistics center near the Bruzgi border crossing on the border with Poland.

    According to Lukashenko, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to accept migrants, but she is …

  • Poland threatens to completely close the border with Belarus

    Poland is considering the possibility of serious sanctions against Belarus, including the closure of the border for cargo and trade transit, said Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a joint press conference with the Estonian Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas.

    "We are considering imposing increasingly serious economic sanctions, including the closure of the Polish-Belarusian border," he said, stressing that everything will depend on the actions of the Belarusian authorities. "We want to give …

  • Lukashenko threatens the West with nuclear war

    If a conflict is unleashed on the territory of Belarus, NATO and Russia will be drawn into it, said self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with the BBC, part of which was published by Belarusian state agency BelTA . 

    According to Lukashenko,  the West has not yet paid the Belarusian people for the losses that they suffered in the Second World War but it is already trying to unleash a new war.

    "You understand that if you unleash a war here in Belarus , NATO …

  • Putin calls on Lukashenko to begin dialogue with Belarusian opposition

    Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time called on the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to start a dialogue with the Belarusian opposition. "Yes, we know that the situation in Belarus. Although it has calmed down inside the country, but, nevertheless, there are problems, and we are well aware of this and, of course, call for a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition," said Putin, speaking at an expanded meeting of the Board of the Russian Ministry …

  • Lukashenko gives EU an ultimatum to resolve migrant crisis

    Self-proclaimed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has put forward a list of demands that he wants the EU to implement in order to resolve the migrant crisis on Belarus-Poland border, said the Foreign Minister of Estonia Eva-Maria Liimets in an interview with ETV.

    "He wants the sanctions to be stopped, [and] to be recognized as head of state so he can continue," Liimeths said, explaining that Lukashenko voiced these conditions during a phone conversation with acting German Chancellor …