MINSK, 3 June (BelTA) - Modern pandemics are a huge battle for money and resources, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at an opening ceremony of city children's polyclinic No. 9 in Minsk on 3 June, BelTA has learned.
“Remember: they shouted pandemic, imposed lockdowns, called to stop life. We did not stop our life. Where is this pandemic today?” Aleksandr Lukashenko asked.
The head of state added that the coronavirus pandemic has been recently replaced by another one - monkeypox. “When the monkeypox is over, they will come up with something new. This is a huge battle for huge money, for resources, and not just for people's minds,” the president said.
“I told you earlier that you will see where the pandemic will lead: God forbid it leads to a hot war. So far we do not have it here, thank God, and we will do everything we can to prevent it. Just take a look at what is going on in the world. Never mind a war. Just look at the economy: prices are going up. Who would have thought that such a wealthy West would come to Belarus, which is under sanctions, to buy salt or cereals. They are welcome - come and buy,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.