“I want to tell the Europeans and the Americans that the Belarusians cannot be broken. We can be buried only. If we are not around, you can whatever you like to the country. So let’s be friends and talk to each other instead,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the Belarusian head of state, a dialogue is the only way to success. “Moreover, our national interests are very simple. Plainly speaking, we want to be friends with and at peace with everyone. We want to trade freely and sincerely cooperate in all things, which are interesting for us and our partners. Easier said than done, unfortunately. Too many are unhappy about it. Some countries believe Belarus has no natural right to defend its own national interests. Some countries view Belarus as either a sanitary cordon or a sanitary zone. Some believe they have the right to tell the Belarusian people how they should live”.
“Naturally such approaches in relations with us will always be destined to fail,” said the Belarusian leader. “We are not tired of repeating: Belarus is interested in not just calm relations with close and far neighbors but in the tightest integration in all possible areas”.