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27 August 2020, 12:16

Lukashenko: High-profile diplomatic war on Belarus has begun

MINSK, 27 August (BelTA) – A diplomatic onslaught has been launched against Belarus at the highest level, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting in Minsk on 27 August, BelTA has learned.

“We are witnessing a certain stage of a hybrid war on Belarus. How else can it be called? Mass media and the information landscape have been involved in this fight, a war of conflicting sides. A diplomatic onslaught on us has started at the highest level,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

He noted that Belarus' neighbors do not only openly declare their position on the repeat election in the country, but also begin to interfere in its domestic affairs and to pressurize the state. “A diplomatic war is obvious,” the president reiterated.

The head of state added that the country now has to spend huge money to stabilize the situation at its western border where some military units were dispatched. “You see these statements saying that if Belarus falls apart, Grodno Oblast will become part of Poland. They are already saying it openly, they are dreaming about it. They will not succeed, I know it for sure,” the Belarusian leader said.

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