GRODNO DISTRICT, 26 November (BelTA) – Europe does not need yet another little war and conflicts but Americans do. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement while talking to reporters after visiting refugees in a transportation and logistics hub near the Belarusian-Polish border on 26 November, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Europe does not need yet another little war and conflicts. It cannot swallow Ukraine as it is. Who needs it? Those, who have started falling. Americans. There is no monopolar world. There is China, Russia, India, and other ones… Americans are already under the debris of this monopolar world. Other countries are rising. Very powerful unions are being established. But Americans want to preserve their monopoly for financial gains. So, they need to start a war here. They don't want to fight either. They know how to fight by proxy. We saw how they can fight in Afghanistan not so long ago. They started a war in Iraq, Syria before that. They upturned Libya.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked: “They need to start a mess here by forcing Ukraine and Poland to do it. Belarus is once again viewed as a ‘balcony' just like in the old times, the ‘balcony' has to be cut off.”
The president noted that they could not accomplish it after the presidential election in 2020 and are now using other methods.
Speaking about Polish law enforcement personnel, Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that they had essentially violated the state border. “They were provoking me. They thought we would respond with force. We didn't. But they have violated everything they could. They have moved 20,000 military personnel here [to the border] and violated the agreement by doing so. And those are not border service personnel,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the Polish side had destroyed all the relations Belarus and Poland had and had crushed all the international agreements. “Nevertheless, I already ask the people, Poles to grab them [Polish authorities] by the scruff of the neck and make them talk. Because you understand who will be hurt first if, god forbid, shots are fired here. This is why we absolutely don't need this little war,” he stated.