MINSK, 24 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko talked to Russian reporters on the sidelines of the latest Collective Security Treaty Organization summit in Yerevan. Speaking about the need to start peace talks in order to resolve the situation in Ukraine, Aleksandr Lukashenko explained who prevents Volodymyr Zelenskyy from starting a dialogue with Russia, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced it is necessary to start negotiations in order to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. He had made the relevant statements during the CSTO summit and before that. He said: “We need to come to terms. To parley sensibly and talk about peace.” However, those, who are absolutely not interested in the peace talks, impede the organization of negotiations and it is necessary to openly tell the international community about it, the president believes. “It is necessary to present Ukraine and the Poles and Americans that stand behind Ukraine in a way they should be presented to the entire world. They don't want any peace talks. They, Americans (they rule via Poles over there) fear one thing: a nuclear conflict, nuclear weapons. Why? Because things will be hot for them then. It is their approach,” the president remarked.
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is simply not given an opportunity to start a dialogue with Russia although Russia is ready for it. “It is necessary to get moving. If some additional initiative is needed in this regard, by all means, we are always in favor it,” the head of state assured.
However, the Belarus president also spoke about actions of the United States of America in positive terms. In particular, he praised U.S. President Joe Biden for a prompt, direct, and truthful response in connection with the missile that dropped in Poland. “I've been praising Biden lately: he certainly did great by openly speaking like that. Some other person would need some time-off or something else, but Biden did great by saying ‘No, it isn't Russia' in connection with this missile. He did great in this regard. But Americans want to strike down Europe with one blow and get closer to China via Russia. Naturally by stomping all over Russia. Unreal things. American military don't look like fools but it is absolutely unreal to launch such a war on such a front,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated.