Lukashenko said that Minsk will not participate in the operation in Ukraine

There is no need for Belarus to participate in a special operation in Ukraine, the Belarusian president believes. Earlier, Lukashenka called the Russian military operation “protracted”

Belarus is not going to take part in the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with the Associated Press.

“We are not going to take part in a special operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. 'Cause there's no need for it,” — Lukashenka is quoted by BelTA.

According to the agency, he also noted that Russia has “everything that Belarus could and can offer.”

Lukashenka has repeatedly rejected the intention of Belarus to participate in the Russian special operation. So, on March 1, at a meeting with members of the Belarusian Security Council, he explained that Moscow had never raised the question of participation in hostilities before the Belarusian side. “The question —why? Do they not have these weapons that we have? Do they lack human resources? Enough. Ability to fight? Enough. We are not going to continue to participate in this special operation in Ukraine,»,— pointed out by Lukashenko then.

Two weeks later, the President of Belarus said that evidence of attempts to “draw” country into a special operation was a strike on Belarusian territory with a Tochka-U missile; from the Ukrainian side, it was intercepted and destroyed over Pripyat. “But why is this being done? In order to excite us so that we begin to respond. But we are not that simple. If we answer, we will answer decently already. What everyone will feel. While we endure»,— Lukashenka said then.

Read on RBC Pro Pro China's economy is falling, but the authorities deny everything. Is a Crisis Possible in China? What will happen to the ruble exchange rate and inflation Articles Pro How the relevance of digital assets and currencies is changing What services are in demand Articles In an interview with AP, he called Russia's operation in Ukraine “protracted”, noting that this is his own feeling and he “is not so immersed in the problem.” Lukashenka assured that Belarus does not threaten the West and it is not in its interests to unleash a conflict.

Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that it is on schedule and its goals, including the protection of the population of Donbass, the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, will be fulfilled.

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Alexander Lukashenko

politician, President of Belarus

August 29, 1954

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