Lukashenko suspects Moscow in attempts to incorporate Belarus into Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Belarusian President thinks that Moscow wants to incorporate Belarus into its composition on the pretext of “deep integration”
16:05, 14 December 2018

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed the opinion that Moscow wants to incorporate Belarus into the composition of Russia on the pretext of “deep integration” as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“I understand these hints: take the petroleum but come on, destroy the state and enter Russia. I always ask the question: in the name of what such things are done? Did you think about the consequences? How our and your countries will consider this, and how the international society will? They will incorporate the state into the composition of another country by hook or by crook,” Lukashenko claimed.  

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The president claimed it means to create the union from the roof, not from the basis”, commenting on the renewal of the discussion about the united issuing center and currency union.

“Then (at the beginning of the 2000s, - this union prescribed in the agreement was not needed. And now we have begun to talk a lot about it, and I hear even more,” Lukashenko said.

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Earlier Belarusian President claimed that his offers on the control of the Russian-Ukrainian border and holding of the elections in Donbas were not supported, particularly by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

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