Updated at 14:03,08-08-2022

Lukashenko: New Nazism 'real as ever'


Lukashenko: New Nazism 'real as ever'
The new Nazism is no longer just rearing its head, it has become as real as ever. It is visible in the geopolitical appetites of Belarus' western neighbors, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA has learned.

"We must face the truth: the new Nazism is no longer just rearing its head, it has become as real as ever. We see it in the geopolitical appetites of our western neighbors, who are greedily eyeing the border territories of Belarus and Ukraine. They even talk openly about possible annexation," the President said.

According to him, the Baltic countries are so obsessed with the desire to harm the Belarusian economy that they are ready to sacrifice their own people. "This is the classic behavior of a fanatic," Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “They have long divided their residents into citizens and aliens, depriving the latter of civil rights. What is this, if not today's segregation, not the elevation of one group over another along ethnic lines? What is this if not a manifestation of racism and Nazism?"

"As in the last century, these processes are run by the same old civilized Western Europe, which first raised a monster called fascist Germany, and then, in order to survive, threw itself into the arms of those whom it wished a defeat at first. History repeats itself. The monster is being raised of Ukraine. A reasonable idea. They are doing it this time away from home," the head of state stated, adding that simultaneously they are trying create an image of the enemy from Belarus.