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Belarus ready to shut down transit of energy carriers if Poland closes border, - Lukashenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

EU risks losing not only fuel but also the opportunity to export their goods to Russia, politician says
12:01, 1 December 2021

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Reuters

Belarus is ready to halt the transit of energy carriers if Poland closes the border. Aleksandr Lukashenko said so in an interview with Russian propagandist Dmitriy Kiselev. 

"Poles decided to close the border with Belarus. Alright, close it, then. And if I do the same, what happens to the stream that comes mostly to Russia and China across our territory? You'd better consider how you buy energy carriers from Russia", Lukashenko said as quoted by Belta.

He added that his country's interests now lie with Russia, China, and the Far East. Besides, he said that the EU risks losing not only fuel but also the opportunity to export their goods to Russia. These goods will not reach Russia across Ukraine, only across Belarus, Lukashenko said.

Related: Belarus could deploy its troops on border with Ukraine, Poland, Baltic states, - Lukashenko

Earlier, Polish Premier Mateusz Morawiecky claimed that his government was ready to boost the sanctions against Belarus, specifically to close the border checkpoints and halt the shipment of goods across the neighboring country. At a press conference in Tallinn, he also stated that the illegal migrants from the Close East are used as a human shield while the power crisis is being boosted artificially.

Related: Lukashenko's statement about Crimea as part of Russia just stream of consciousness, - Foreign Minister

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