MINSK, 7 January (BelTA) – The attack on Kazakhstan is part and parcel of the common trend of putting pressure on Russia, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited a church in Minsk on Christmas, 7 January, BelTA has learned.
“Kazakhstan is another attempt to attack the post-Soviet states along the perimeter of Russia. They need to drown Russia in blood. I reiterate: if Russia collapses, we will not even notice where we get. They will simply walk over us, chew and spit us out. Therefore, no matter what it takes, we need to preserve the center of our civilization, the center of our Orthodoxy and not only. Those lands that are part of the Russian Federation today. That's the whole philosophy. I want you to understand this," the head of state said.
As for Belarus, the president continued, it is still very important for it to remain an independent state, so that the Belarusian people govern their country and live peacefully on their land. "We should be friends, be in close union with our neighbors, with those who want to live peacefully with us and who understand us," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.