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22 March 2023, 14:26

Lukashenko explains West's ire over Xi Jinping's visit to Russia

Xi Jinping. An archive photo courtesy of Xinhua
Xi Jinping. An archive photo courtesy of Xinhua

LOGOISK DISTRICT, 22 March (BelTA) – While talking to reporters in the WW2 memorial complex Khatyn on 22 March, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko explained why the West is enraged due to Xi Jinping's visit to Russia, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are confident we are moving in the right direction. At least as far as Belarus and Russia are concerned. We are moving where doors are open for us. If a door is closed, why should we try to force it open? They will come to us. They are silently coming out of the woodwork to reach us, trade, and the rest. Europe already complains about America. While encouraging Europe [to enforce sanctions and sever ties], Americans trade with Russians very well and so on. It is business. And these lousy Western politicians create this situation with one hand and use the other hand to try to not only talk to us fraudulently but trade with us and develop economy. This is why we go where we are welcomed. We are doing the right thing. But they understood that they had done the wrong thing, too.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded about his previous meetings with high-ranking USA representatives during Donald Trump's presidency. Back then the head of state told them: “Are you totally crazy? Tell your president that they have done the best thing for us, for Russia, and for China by bringing us all together.”

“You [the West] simply bring us together. And they will not hold against this front. [The U.S. president's former national security advisor John] Bolton repeated it today. This is why they are enraged. They understood that they had done everything to unite the mighty resourceful, space and nuclear power of Russia with the equally mighty, full of human resources, future-oriented nuclear power of China. One can say it is already the world's top power. This is why they are enraged,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

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