MYADEL DISTRICT, 2 August (BelTA) – The redivision of the world is in high gear, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told reporters during his working trip to Myadel District on 2 August, BelTA has learned.
The journalists asked about the president's view of the reasons for such a tense situation in the world right now.
Aleksandr Lukashenko responded: “This has not started now. Remember, when the coronavirus infection began to spread, many did not understand my stance on it, someone hated me when I described the situation as coronapsychosis. I tried to explain why it was happening. I said that it was the beginning of the redivision of the world.”
“They are trying to redivide the world. Those who have power or believe that they have power are trying to chip away at their neighbors, someone else, in order to gain the upper hand and strengthen their positions the way they understand it. Look, this is happening all over the world. And, of course, the United States is leading the way. They probably don't even need to bite off anything. They have another problem - to retain this dominance. This is the rationale for their actions,” the head of state explained.
Aleksandr Lukashenko called the coronavirus one of the reasons for the rapidly changing situation in the world: “Then the pandemic came to lay bare all these ulcers. Remember, the European Union opted for ‘helicopter money', the Americans embarked on printing money. I said that it would eventually come back to bite them.”
“Now we have rampant inflation in the world and this is a real challenge for the economy. However, we are trying to resist, so far so good,” the head of state continued.
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that among the reasons for the growing uncertainties in the world is the lack of statesmanship in some countries, which gives rise to many economic problems.
“Who would have thought that prosperous Germany would have to tell its people not to take a shower every day. Germans are recommended to take a shower twice a week. This is happening everywhere ... shortage of goods and so on. This kind of situations always provokes conflicts and wars. They want to show that they are effective managers and to divert attention from these problems. They say: you have to bear with it, as there is a war going on in Ukraine. Well, people will tolerate it for some time, but then they will confront their governments,” the head of state continued.
According to the president, there is a whole bunch of reasons for the growing tension in the world. “And the main thing is the redivision of the world that started under the guise of this pandemic. Now they are trying to play up the monkeypox threat, but people had a lukewarm response to it, so they brought back the coronavirus. We have been saying for a long time that the coronavirus will become a seasonal infection,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“All we have to do is to treat people. And we need to take care of ourselves,” the president noted. He emphasized the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
“This derangement started even before the coronavirus and escalated into the coronavirus, and it has not gone away,” the head of state concluded. “And irresponsible leaders are trying to lead their nations out of this situation by means of conflicts and wars,” the president added.