MINSK, 12 February (BelTA) – I am an absolutely peaceful person, but there are times when you have to push back, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the 6th Belarusian People's Congress on 12 February, BelTA has learned.
“I am an absolutely peaceful person. I do not want any fights or any confrontation. I will never start them. However, there are times when one should push back,” the Belarusian president stressed. As an example he cited the decision to redeploy part of the Armed Forces closer to Grodno during the election campaign last year.
Aleksandr Lukashenko thanked those citizens who supported the government during the difficult period, took part in motor rallies and other events. He mentioned the participants of the rally in Nezavisimosti Square in August 2020. “You cannot even imagine what an important role you played at that time. We showed that apart from them [opponents], there are many people who not only have an opposite opinion, but also who are ready to defend it. That was very important,” the president stressed.