Lukashenko: West wants Belarus to become another Ukraine

The West has issued an ultimatum to Belarus demanding that it should follow in Ukraine’s footsteps, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting to discuss the country’s social and economic development on 3 December….

The head of state noted that Belarus found itself in the middle of a global confrontation unfolding between the West and Russia. In this struggle, the parties are not isolated from each other, as they have channels through which they can negotiate. “Don’t think that we are waging a war without knowing what they say. We have communication channels,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The president emphasized that the collective West moved from requests to firm demands and ultimatums. “They demand that Belarus become like Ukraine. I quote: ‘a democratic, promising, developed state like Ukraine’….”

Returning to the topic of the ultimatum, Aleksandr Lukashenko turned to Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko: “You are a former diplomat, you are tolerating all this, you are not suggesting anything. Those who brought this ultimatum should leave our country no matter what state they represent. Why are we playing nice with them? They seek to do harm to us.”