MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – It is impossible to balance the situation in Ukraine with the USA, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr Michael Carpenter on 30 March, BelTA has learned.
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that sooner or later the threats emerging in Eastern Europe can have a strong impact on the situation in Europe in general. “It is impossible to balance the situation here, I mean the situation in Ukraine and other trends, without the USA,” the Belarusian President said. He stressed that he is firmly confident in it and reminded that he had spoken about it in public several times even before the Normandy Four summit took place in Minsk.
Back then, Alexander Lukashenko suggested involving the United States of America in the regulation of the Ukrainian crisis; the time showed that the Belarusian head of state was right. “If the United States want to stop the war in eastern Ukraine in the near future and make a few steps in this direction, the bloodshed will be stopped there,” the President of Belarus is convinced.
The Belarusian side is not overenthusiastic about the activation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the so-called promotion of NATO in the East. “We cannot but respond to it because it happens near our borders,” the Belarusian leader said. He added that he does not want to demonize or exaggerate this process. Alexander Lukashenko does not think that NATO is going to fight Russia or Belarus. “It is impossible and unnecessary in the current conditions,” he noted.
Besides, the Belarusian head of state is convinced that neither the USA nor Europe needs another conflict in the Eastern European region. “I believe, and it is declared in the policy of the USA, that America absolutely wants peaceful and independent Belarus,” Alexander Lukashenko emphasized. The President believes that the United States of America want peace and accord in Europe.