20:37 PresidentLukashenko: Western Europe doesn't want the war in Ukraine to continue, but the USA benefits from it “The war needs to stop. Europeans are absolutely intent on doing it but for now they are following orders. 15 Leopard [tanks have been given to Ukraine]. But they give military hardware unwillingly,” the Belarusian leader stated.
20:31 PresidentLukashenko: Ukraine peace talks have to start without preconditions Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Negotiations have to start without preliminary conditions. It is a classic move of any diplomacy. This is what I think. It is necessary to start negotiations and discuss everything. Including Crimea, Kherson, Zaporozhye, Donetsk, and Lugansk. Everything needs to be discussed there."
20:27 PresidentLukashenko explains Russia's failure to capture Kiev early on Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It was definitely the matter of several days. If Russians had captured Kiev, can you imagine what war it would be? The war would have ended already.”
20:12 PresidentLukashenko comments on next presidential election in Belarus “I haven't made any decisions yet, honestly. Perhaps it may look like some kind of couldn't-care-less attitude on my part, but I have so many issues to solve right now. As soon as the time comes to make a decision, I will do it. Right now, I need to make sure the country holds out in the current situation, does not get involved in a mess, as people say," the president said.
19:53 EconomyBelarus, Russia discuss cooperation in agriculture Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats and Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Sergei Bartosh met with Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev in Moscow on 17 August to discuss cooperation between Belarus and Russia in the agro-industrial complex.
19:41 PresidentLukashenko: Putin will be Russia's next president “I think that Putin will be Russia's next president. The election will be held in six months. No one can challenge Putin now,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
19:39 PresidentLukashenko talks about Putin's personal traits, response to PMC Wagner's mutiny “He is no longer his old self. He is now wiser and more cunning, I'll have you know. If someone thinks that Putin has been weakened by Prigozhin's mutiny, it is total nonsense. Putin is now more mobilized, more cunning, and wiser. Our adversaries need to know it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
19:39 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus should be involved in peace talks on Ukraine In June 2023 Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that the talks were in the pipeline and pointed to Belarus' possible participation in the negotiation process.
19:36 PresidentLukashenko on Putin's request ahead of special military operation in Ukraine In an interview with Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had not discussed the possibility of such a development before the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
19:36 PresidentLukashenko warns crazies in the West: Belarus will respond to aggression immediately Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “There can be only one threat: aggression against our country. If aggression against our country is launched from the side of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, we will immediately respond with everything we have. You see we have something. And the strike will be unacceptable."
19:33 PresidentLukashenko on how Putin feels about events in Ukraine The journalist asked Aleksandr Lukashenko what he thinks about the narrative promoted in Ukraine that Vladimir Putin has imperial ambitions and the allegations that he has supposedly gone mad.
19:33 PresidentLukashenko talks about contacts with Ukraine's security services Aleksandr Lukashenko noted: “As for whether negotiations are in progress or not. They certainly are. We've met with representatives of your authorities about five times probably.”
19:30 PresidentLukashenko addresses Zelensky The leadership of Ukraine must do everything to stop the war in their country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko, BelTA informs.
19:18 PresidentLukashenko: Belarus will not join a hot war unless Ukrainians cross the border Belarus will never participate in a hot war unless Ukrainians cross the border, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko, BelTA informs.