Dictator Alexander Lukashenko assured that Belarus will go to war “if Russia is attacked”

Alexandr Lukashenko, dressed in military uniform (Maxim Guchek/BelTA/Handout via REUTERS)

The Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday that his country would go to war if his ally, Russia, was attacked., and promised to host to “hundreds of thousands” of Russian soldiers in case of conflict.

Will there be a war or not? Yes, there will be, but only in two cases: if there is direct aggression against Belarus, if a hot war breaks out against our Belarus”, Lukashenko noted during his annual speech to the National Assembly, according to the official agency BELTA.

“And secondly … if our ally, the Russian Federation, is directly attacked,” noted, in which case “Belarus will participate in it” in defense of Russia and allied agreementsLukashenko stressed.

These statements take place in a context of high tension between Moscow and Western countries over Ukraine. Russia has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers on the Ukrainian border and demands guarantees at the security level. Too soon prepares joint maneuvers with Minsk, at the gates of the European Union.

In this regard, Lukashenko wanted to make it clear to the West that, in the event of an attack “there will be hundreds of thousands of Russian soldiers” in Belarus.

“I want to answer the West about whether there will be troops on the territory of Belarus. For them, this issue is very important. If our country is attacked, hundreds of thousands of Russian soldiers will be here, who will defend this sacred land with hundreds of thousands of Belarusians,” Lukashenko said.

Lukashenko during a meeting with Putin (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/file)
Lukashenko during a meeting with Putin (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/file)

At the same time, the Belarusian head of state wanted to emphasize that the Belarusians do not accept wars and will never start them.

“As a person who knows the price of an incredibly hard life, I want to say: we categorically do not accept war. War is very bad, it’s scary,” he stressed, drawing a simile with World War II.

“But the leaders of some countries, having forgotten about it, have been completely stunned. They think about winning this war. There will be no victory in this war. Everyone loses. Therefore, we do not want war.”, he stressed.

Lukashenko noted that Belarus has never created problems for its neighbors and other states.

“And we will never create them. Not just because we are peaceful people, but because we just don’t need it. We are not going to redistribute the world. First of all, we don’t need it. Secondly, we are not capable, we do not have that resource,” he said.

According to the Belarusian president, The West prepares the Ukrainians for aggression and cultivate in them a “hostile attitude towards brother peoples, including the Belarusian”.

For the West, he added, it is important “drown in blood the Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood, our Slavic brotherhood”.

Belarusian troops during a parade in Minsk (REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko)
Belarusian troops during a parade in Minsk (REUTERS / Vasily Fedosenko)

“But we are brother Slavic peoples, coming from the same baptismal font. Our roots come from the depth of the centuries and that must be taken care of, whatever it takes. The brotherhood is far above fabricated grudges and parochial political ambitions,” Lukashenko said.

He stressed that these Indestructible bonds are the basis for the common security and survival of this brotherhood.

“We will return our Ukraine to the bosom of our Slavism. We will without fail”, emphasized the Belarusian president.

Belarus is the main ally of Russia, which provided a key political support for President Lukashenko during the massive demonstrations against his re-election in 2020, which were harshly repressed.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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