MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko cautions against attempts to start a war in Belarus' territory. He made the relevant statement in an interview with the BBC on 19 November, BelTA has learned.
“You should worship us. Worship! Because we fought against fascism. Seemingly in a coalition with you. Don't you remember? Do you remember the guy, who would walk around and always smoke a cigar [UK Prime Minister during WW2 Winston Churchill] while ours smoked a pipe? [the USSR leader Joseph Stalin] Don't you remember it?” the head of state asked. “You still owe to the Belarusian nation for World War Two. You still haven't paid up for the losses we've suffered. It's been less than 100 years since the beginning of the war but you've already stormed into this house once again and are trying to start a new small war.”
“You have to understand that if we start a war here in Belarus, NATO and Russia will get involved. It will be a nuclear war,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.