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Aleksandr Lukashenko Belarus president makes ardent speech at business forum in Vienna
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated: “I think meetings in this format have been long overdue. The private sector of our countries expects clear political signals (count it as a signal if necessary) demonstrating the readiness of Minsk and Vienna to make the bilateral relations long-term ones."
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Belarus ready to implement road construction projects with Ukraine
26 September, 15:54
Belarus is ready to cooperate with Ukraine in expanding the road network if there are viable projects. If routes from Ukraine via Belarus will be economically justified, Belarus will be ready to start financing and implementing the appropriate projects straight away.
Lukashenko: Belarus needs 50-100 years to find its place in world economy
26 September, 15:43
When asked how Belarus is getting ready for an anticipated global economic crisis, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the country should always be ready for such challenges. At the same time the president believes that it is hard to avoid such economic threats for a number of reasons.
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Lukashenko uncertain about Ukraine getting back Crimea
26 September, 15:41
“There is no force that can do it when Russia is against it," the head of state said about the likelihood of a forceful or other return of Crimea. “This is the territory of Russia, as they think of it. I do not even see any action in this direction. Maybe it can happen sometime when waters calm down, when politics changes, when a new generation of Russians comes to power. Maybe then,” he said.
Belarus ready to discuss all peacekeeping proposals to settle conflict in Ukraine
26 September, 15:11
Belarus is ready to consider any requests to help settle the conflict in Ukraine, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said. He stressed that it is not important whether Belarus is called a peacemaker or a mediator for its role in resolving the conflict.
Lukashenko: Belarus will not make Russian language apple of discord
26 September, 15:09
Addressing the Belarusian president, a Ukrainian journalist remarked that the Russian language has a preferential status in Belarus and even writings on state-run institutions are in Russian, not Belarusian.
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Belarus president sees long-term reasons behind fracture in Ukraine-Russia relations
26 September, 15:09
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “He was not an anti-Ukrainian person. He was indecisive at times, had some other issues. A fracture in relations between Ukraine and Russia appeared in Yanukovych's time when the price for natural gas soared. Up to $220 if I am not mistaken."
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Lukashenko: Cooperation with China does not threaten Belarus' sovereignty
26 September, 15:05
The president emphasized that he does not view the cooperation with China as a threat to Belarus' sovereignty. At the same time, he remarked that there is a certain border that the sides will not cross in the Belarusian-Chinese partnership, just like in any interstate relations.
Volodymir Zelensky. Photo courtesy of RBK-Ukraina
Lukashenko on upcoming meeting with Zelensky: We will find common ground
26 September, 14:36
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the upcoming meeting will provide a good opportunity to meet each other and to better understand each other's stance on different matters.
Lukashenko speaks about relations with Putin, Poroshenko, Tokayev
26 September, 14:28
I have held many talks with newcomers to power, like Kazakhstan President Tokayev. There should be chemistry between people. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and I have great relations, we understand each other very well, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Lukashenko: Belarus closed border with Ukraine to shield from weapons, not people
26 September, 14:10
“Honest people will never have problems crossing the Belarusian border,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. The head of the state explained that the border was closed to prevent weapons smuggling and criminals from trying to enter the country from the Ukrainian side of the border.
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