Alexander Lukashenkoon: Asatur Esync / RIA Novosti
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian citizens should not look at Belarusians as enemies. He said this during a meeting with Governor of Novgorod region Andrei Nikitin, BelTA has learned.
According to the Belarusian head of state, the inhabitants of his country are not enemies who turned their backs to Russia. “This never was and never will be,” he said, adding that the Russian Ambassador in Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev during his work “did not notice that Belarus is somewhere turned”.
Lukashenka stressed that Minsk has no closer country than Russia, which, in turn, there is no closer ally than Belarus.
However, he added that unfold Belarus nowhere, because in Europe Belarus “does not expect”. “The obstacle to this is not even the dictatorship of Lukashenko, the obstacle to this is economy,” he added. Explaining his words, the Belarusian leader noted that EU countries are not interested in purchasing Belarusian goods and not allowed the Belarusian manufacturers on the market. Lukashenka pointed out that similar problems Minsk is in relations with Moscow, but expressed hope that they will be able to solve it. “We at least speak the same language”, — he said.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that the incident with the detention fell under US sanctions Russians Anna Bogacheva may not be associated with the “test” of relations between Russia and Belarus, such reasoning he called a conspiracy. “There’s a whole revolution has raised in connection with the interrogation of the citizen of Russia, which allegedly interfered in the elections [in the US]. Yeah, intervened in the presidential election — and I say this, intervened even without the alleged” — said the Belarusian leader.
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