MYADEL DISTRICT, 2 August (BelTA) – While talking to journalists on 2 August, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed people in Ukraine who are not happy about Belarus' position, BelTA has learned.
The head of state noted that some Ukrainian media outlets express their discontent with the Belarusian side saying that they trusted Lukashenko so much but he let them down. “Well, they in Ukraine present me as an aggressor,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“But I respond bluntly: how could you declare economic warfare on us while we pursued a friendly, peaceful policy on Ukraine before the war. We supported the Ukrainians in every way we could. They imposed economic sanctions against us, closed airspace, etc. And they began to pick at us at the behest of the Americans, and now they are yelling: “How come, we prayed for Lukashenko, how could he do something like this?!” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“So look at what you did before this Russian military operation. Yet, I still have enough patience, something else…”, the Belarusian leader noted.
The president also drew attention to the fact that every day, especially on weekends, up to 500 people from Ukraine come to Belarus. “We don't kill them and don't bury them, as the Poles once killed and buried people at the border. We give them food, medical treatment, we grant many of them citizenship and offer jobs. But some go back. A day later they come here again to buy something, ask for something. We give them food. These are our people,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.