MINSK, 7 November (BelTA) – Residents of the European Union do not want war, but their governments have been unable to put out the fire in their own house, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during an informal conversation with top executives and workers of media outlets during the maiden edition of the wood chopping challenge among journalists, BelTA has learned.
"Germany, the whole of Europe [the European Union] have no leaders today. I wish they had... They can't put out the fire in their own house," the Belarusian leader said. “Europeans don't want this war. They understand that today it is Ukraine, attempts to destabilize Belarus, tomorrow it will be the whole of Europe that will be blazing."
If a new world war suddenly breaks out, it will not be waged on America's territory, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. "The only thing that the Americans are afraid of is nuclear weapons because they can reach there. If nuclear weapons are not used, it means that they will fight with conventional weapons. Where? They will fight a war here. We're going to be in this cauldron here. Ukraine is already on fire. Richest country. There is no such country as Ukraine was. The Soviet Union invested hugely in it... The most fertile soil, most beautiful nature! What did they turn the country into? This is a catastrophe," the head of state said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that the elites of a number of countries do not seek to stop the conflict. On the contrary, they are trying to further the war in order to preserve their own power. "The war will write everything off," he explained the logic behind the actions of a number of politicians.
"Europeans need to wake up and stop the war. They cannot. They are not allowed. The United States has taken advantage of the situation. Are they true leaders if they have allowed the Americans to bring additional nuclear weapons to Europe? They are lunatics.”
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the leaders in the EU are completely dependent on the United States. Moreover, they lack the will to resist this pressure. There is also economic dependence related to the supply of goods to the premium American market, business interests.
Had the European Union agreed on a partnership with Russia, it would have been a great power, the president is convinced. “No one would be able to destroy it. There are enough resources for three generations ahead. There are super technologies, not worse than in the United States. Let us do it! But there is no one to make a decision there. They are afraid. There are all timeservers. They serve one or two terms and leave for another job,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that the Europeans should “think for themselves and decide how to live further”, because the experience, including of the revolution of 1917, shows what ignoring the opinion of the majority of the people can lead to.