Updated at 14:03,08-08-2022

Lukashenko: Belarus will not go to war with Ukraine


Belarus will not go to war with Ukraine, we do not need this war, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA has learned.

“They are still trying to drag us into the war in Ukraine. The goal is to get rid of both Russia and Belarus at one fling. They in Ukraine are allegedly concerned that Belarusian troops could invade them through the northern border. Don't believe them! They would be happy (I know this for sure) if we went in. They want it because they have orders from outside and they do not care about the deaths of civilians. Ukrainian politicians and the president follow the one and only policy: the more Ukrainians die, the more he will shout to the world about the atrocities of ‘fascists from Russia and Belarus'. I repeat once again what I told you a year or more ago: we will not go to war with Ukraine,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Today as a result of hostilities in Ukraine innocent people are dying, many become crippled, the president said.

“We do not need this war,” the head of state added.