MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – Plans to turn Belarus into a kind of present-day Ukraine are not going to materialize and it is necessary to identify and prevent such attempts and remain vigilant, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich on 20 September, BelTA has learned.
“I keep receiving more and more reports that those fugitives and their relatives are keeping things low-key, regaining strength; today they are setting up businesses and directly say that they will save up some money and then arrange a flare-up here. And some kind of regiments or battalions are being formed in Ukraine to overthrow the authorities and tear off Belarus and join NATO. Again they want to create a new Ukraine here in Belarus. This is unacceptable. I am saying this sincerely and frankly, so that everyone knows,” the Belarusian leader noted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized that one should not lower their guard, as the 2020 events in Belarus are becoming a more distant past. “We should not lessen our vigilance. We are in this cauldron. They won't let us live in peace. We will be pressurized all the time in all directions. And these people ‘with national consciousness' are enemies. You see, these are already enemies if they do not understand what is going on around them, and are creating problems here,” he said.
“They will always keep these issues on the boil with us. And then when the time comes they will again smash, bomb, hurt people,” the president added.