Alexander Lukashenkoon: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the country will never become part of the Russian state during personnel appointments in the government, reports “Interfax”.
“This will be the last days in Belarus politics, which so decides,” — said the Belarusian leader.
He stressed that the state can exist in Union with Russia and to resolve common tasks “without any problems”, and lamented the stupidity of such rumors.
“Some, especially the Russians, “plavusa” (talking nonsense — “Interfax”), otherwise will not say: “Lukashenko wants to show or can be shown to Putin”. Look, we know each other probably more than 20 years. Me that it is necessary to show Putin?”, — outraged Lukashenko. He added that the Kremlin report goes, and Belarus will never become “a vassal of any country”.
However, the Belarusian President assured that Russia is “the closest country”, and called relations between the two countries the most advanced. “We are from the same root: Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians”, — he told. Lukashenko also explained that he does not want conflict with Russia and did not choose neighbors to the West.
“Our fate is determined by God to be here in the heart of Europe. This durable sturdy bridge between the East and the West,” he concluded.
Earlier on Saturday, August 18, Lukashenko has renewed composition of the government of the Republic. For the post of Prime Minister, he appointed Sergei Rumas, who led development Bank, first Deputy Rumasa became chief of staff of the Council of Ministers Alexander Turchin, the new Vice-premiers — Igor Lyashenko (led by concern “Belneftekhim”), Vladimir Kukharev (worked in the state control Committee) and former Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko.
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