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15 November 2021, 12:42

Lukashenko: Belarus does not want any conflict on border

MINSK, 15 November (BelTA) – Belarus does not want any conflict on the state border, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting with the working group to finalize the draft Constitution, BelTA has learned.

"Our journalists and others make correct conclusion that it is Poland who needs this conflict today. They have enough internal problems, issues with the European Union and hence they are aggravating tensions, start shooting at the state border,” the president said. “I would like to reiterate that we do not want any conflict on our state border. We have absolutely nothing to gain from this."

"We do not need these poor people to wander around Minsk, Grodno stressing out our people, and especially on the state border where our border guards are working overtime," the Belarusian leader stressed.

The head of state noted that Belarus has organized the protection of a camp with thousands of migrants. "We are forced to protect to make sure weapons do not make their way there. I have already said this many times, but they continue churning out these reproaches," the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that the tensions around the migrant camp on the border are being deliberately fueled up, including with the hope of involving Russia in this conflict. "It is clear that the situation on the state border is being aggravated, and it is clear with what goal. We understand this very well. No wonder they try to drag Russia and Putin into this. It is clear that the goal is to escalate the tensions," the president stated.

In this regard, he drew attention to the recent events in the Black Sea, noting that this issue was among the topics that he discussed in a recent telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Look at what they are being in the Black Sea. The Russian president and I had a long talk on this issue yesterday. What the Americans and NATO forces are doing in the Black Sea is very wrong. They are deliberately fueling up the situation. We are not little boys to succumb to their incomprehensible movements,” the Belarusian leader said.

The president slammed all the accusations that Belarus is benefiting from the migrant crisis as silly and groundless. The same applies to all the allegations regarding Belarus' manufacturing the situation as well as the allegations that Aleksandr Lukashenko makes the West play by his rules. “So don't play this game! Do the opposite. They say they need to take these migrants and they will knock Lukashenko's best card out of his hands. So, do this. Accept the migrants, and Lukashenko will have no trump cards in his hands. What kind of nonsense is this? They say whatever comes to their heads,” the president said.

The head of state stressed that Belarus has been providing the humanitarian aid to migrants at the border and thanked the senators for their work. “Well done! The senators have organized humanitarian aid, tents, medical assistance,” the president said. According to him, more than 200 people have already received medical assistance.

“To say that we are preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid is complete madness. If not for the humanitarian aid, half of these people would have died there,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said denying another piece of fake news about the migrant crisis.

“I believe that what Europeans are doing now will backfire on them in the spring,” the Belarusian leader said.

The head of state explained that he touched upon the situation with migrants on the border because “it is one of the pressing issues currently on the agenda”. As for other important topics that have been under the president's control lately (the harvest and food security), the situation is stable. “Belarus is doing fine on these fronts,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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