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Lukashenko: Belarus is against the destruction of the Ukrainian state

President 03.10.2014 | 21:51
MINSK, 3 October (BelTA) – Belarus would not like the Ukrainian state to be destroyed. The opinion was voiced by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with the TV channel Euronews, BelTA has learned.

Asked whether Belarus was ready to recognize the republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, Alexander Lukashenko remarked: “No, we hold a totally different view. We would not like the destruction of the Ukrainian state”.

“Many say that Crimea was once unjustly given to Ukraine, that Crimea is a genuine Russian territory. It is an incorrect approach. Let's take a look back at the time of Khan Batyi, the time of the Mongol-Tatar Yoke. We would have to give virtually entire Russia, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe to Kazakhstan, Mongolia or someone else. Except for Belarus because they reached us somehow but left intact. There is no sense in going back to the past,” said the Belarus President.

“Borders cannot be redone because we have adopted a great many of international legal acts that determine the stability and inviolability of the borders. It is what we stick to,” said the Belarusian leader.

“Then we have to consider that these states are unshaped. There is a war going on. Why do we need to interfere with these processes?! Even Russia does not recognize these states, does it?” added Alexander Lukashenko.

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