MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) - The West will not be able to drive Belarus and Russia apart, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a ceremony on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Great Victory at the Victory Monument in Minsk on 9 May, BelTA has learned.
According to the president, the European and American media continue to paint Russia and Belarus black, forming a false image of the aggressor in the minds of their audiences. "They want to break our unity - the last stronghold of our civilization," the head of state said.
"Isn't it time to hear each other and stop? After all, none of you wants a war. Yet European capitals have done everything to make it happen,” the president addressed citizens of Western countries. “It is no secret that the entire Western world is at war against Russia in Ukraine. We are reproached for supporting Russia. Come to your senses! Belarusians have neither the legal nor the moral right to abandon Russia. We've always been together, we've always been one. No matter what you do, no matter what arrows you send our direction, you will not be able to drive us apart."
"You don't need any United Nations resolutions to understand that since you supply someone with weapons, sell them or just give them away, as they are doing now with Ukraine, if you supply mercenaries in droves, support them in this hybrid information war, then you are not an outside observer. Don't turn this around on us. About 50 states have rallied today in the West against Russia. We should not be reproached for supporting Russia. There are not 50 of us. I want everyone in the West to hear me once again: Belarusians are not aggressors. But, being an ally and strategic partner of fraternal Russia, we will support it in every possible way," Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.