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08 June 2023, 11:25

Lukashenko comments on Ukraine's counteroffensive

MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on Ukraine's counteroffensive as he met with the secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO member states in Minsk on 8 June, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, a large number of Ukrainian equipment have been destroyed recently. In addition, a large number of Ukrainian soldiers have died.

“Three days of the ‘counterattack'. What we see completely coincides with the information I received from the president of Russia. About three dozen Ukrainian tanks were destroyed – and this in three days. Defending is easier than attacking - you know it; 120 or 130 infantry fighting vehicles in three days. And the worst thing is that more than 2,100 Ukrainians died. 2,100! The losses on this side are estimated at a little more than 70. Here is the result of this attempted ‘counteroffensive',” the president noted.

Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that the counteroffensive was a big disinformation on the part of Ukraine. “There is no ‘counteroffensive' and cannot be. And if it really took place, here is the result of three days. And most importantly – silence continues for the fourth or fifth day. What does this mean? They have suffered a serious defeat, sat down and are thinking (in the West) what to do next,” the head of state said.

The president is convinced that there is no other way but negotiations. According to him, this is the position of the president of Russia. “Peace and only peace. But peace is not needed. The West is hell-bent not to lose its grip on Ukraine as it wants to subjugate Russia and wipe its feet on it. But this will not happen. You know Russians, you know us - we will not go down on our knees. Therefore, we should reach an agreement while it is still possible. Things will only get worse in the future,” Aleksandr Lukashenko warned.

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