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09 December 2022, 16:03

Lukashenko: Had Minsk agreements been enforced, there would have been no war in Ukraine

BISHKEK, 9 December (BelTA) – Had the Minsk agreements been implemented, Ukraine would have been integral and there would have been no war, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said answering journalists' questions on the sidelines of the EAEU summit in Bishkek, BelTA has learned.

“Back then it was possible. By today, if they had gone the way that Putin proposed, and an agreement had been signed, Ukraine would have retained its integrity with the exception of Crimea. There would have been no war,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled that at that time he forwarded information, wishes and demands from President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the then leader of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and vice versa. “I once said that the last message that Putin conveyed to Poroshenko was the offer to help restore what was destroyed. And the destruction was minimal. But they did not agree to this. They were preparing for war,” the head of state said.

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