BARANOVICHI DISTRICT, 13 September (BelTA) - Belarus will not talk to the West as long as the sanctions are in place, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media at the Obuz-Lesnovsky training area, which hosted one of the stages of the joint strategic exercise of the Belarusian and Russian Armed Forces Zapad 2021, on 12 September, BelTA has learned.
Speaking in particular about the migration crisis on the European border, Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that the ball was on the side of the Western partners.
“If you want to live safely, come. We will decide on the place, we will meet and discuss these issues. However, until these brainless sanctions and humiliation of our patriotic people are in place, no one will talk to them, we will not kneel down,” said the head of state.
The president stressed that the Western sanctions proved to be ineffective, so Belarus is not worried about new possible restrictions.
“If you want our help, then behave decently. We should not be treated as some secondary people. We have everything to protect our country from any encroachments,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.