"I will never demolish state": Lukashenko talks to people at pro-government rally

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Belarus accused Ukraine of calling for new elections
14:30, 16 August 2020

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
RIA Novosti

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko came out to the people with a speech at a rally in his support, Radio Liberty reports.

"Thank you, Gomel residents! We have lived with you for a quarter of a century of difficult years - and you have never let me down. Thank you, fellow citizens of Mogilev and Vitebsk residents ... I did not call you to protect me. I called you so that you are able to defend your independence, your wives, sisters and children," Lukashenko said.

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The President of Belarus said that he didn’t want to invite people to the square, because they had “a lot of things to do and care about”.

Lukashenko believes that the elections of Belarusians are forcing other countries to hold, in particular, Lukashenko again accused Ukraine.

"Someone wants new elections. Look out the window - NATO troops are clanging their tracks at our borders. Lithuania, Poland and, unfortunately, our dear Ukraine are calling for new elections. If we follow their lead, we will go into a tailspin and never we will not stabilize our airship. We will perish as a nation," Lukashenka says.

He stated that Belarus should not become a sanitary zone between East and West.

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"We do not need overseas governments, we need our own leadership. We are offered a new power, we are offered NATO soldiers - black, young and yellow-haired," Lukashenko said.

Lukashenko said that he "put things in order in the country", "cleared the roads and streets of Minsk from bandits."

As we reported before, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the statements of the Belarusian leadership on participation of Ukrainians in organizing peaceful protests after announcing the results of the presidential elections in the country.    

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