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12 April 2022, 17:08

Lukashenko describes Russia's military operation as pre-emptive strike against West

Photo courtesy of TASS
Photo courtesy of TASS

AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) – If Russia had even slightly delayed its special military operation, the West would have delivered a crushing blow against it. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement after negotiations with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “While discussing the problem everyone is talking about today, I emphasized it in the conversation with the president of Russia. And my statement didn't come out of the blue. If Russia had even slightly delayed its special military operation, then they were preparing to deliver a crushing blow (or so they thought) against neighboring oblasts. Today we clearly see it was possible. This is why if someone cannot stand it and shouts that [Russia] invaded a wrong country, started at a wrong time and place, then place this shout on the scales and balance it with what could have happened after a delay of at least half a month or a month.”

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