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NATO could deploy middle-range missiles in Ukraine, - Lukashenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian aggression created an impetus for Ukraine to seek integration with NATO, Belarusian leader says
08:47, 7 August 2020

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The North Atlantic Alliance might place its middle-range ballistic missiles in Ukraine. Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Belarusian president said so in an interview with reporter Dmytro Gordon.

According to Lukashenko, it was Russian aggression that pushed Ukraine to seek integration with the NATO.

"It was a present for Americans. When Mike Pompeo was here, I asked him directly: "Mike, didn't Putin and I give you Ukraine as a present?" He laughed and wondered: "What do you mean, Mr. President?". "Well, I mean you don't want to place your middle-range missiles in Germany, Poland and Romania. You can come to terms with Ukraine now - it is under foreign aggression. It's going to get hot for us, and for Russia, too", Lukashenko said.

According to the Belarusian leader, "we presented the West something that doesn't belong to them, something that should never belong to them".

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"We gave them our prosperous, gorgeous and kind Ukraine, where we can now expect a missile strike to be landed from. Any time now. I state this with full responsibility".

In the same interview, Lukashenko claimed Ukraine wouldn't be able to get Crimea back in the near future.

Related: Russian troops never to enter Ukraine from Belarus, - Lukashenko

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