MINSK, 3 June (BelTA) – A serious standoff between the president of Ukraine and Ukrainian military is starting, BelTA learned from Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 3 June.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “You can see what Poland is doing, turning this way and that, saying that they will welcome refugees and that they will not, asking for money and asking for money to be sent to Ukraine via Poland. They've even argued to a point where they are ready to grab western Ukraine. It won't work. According to my data, a serious standoff and a conflict are starting between [Ukraine President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy and Ukrainian military. Military personnel understand what the conflict with Russia is like no one else does. Military personnel are dying over there. They see what they are capable of and for how long they can fight. And they will not be able to fight anymore. You see Russia has changed its tactics.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that soon there will be no one left to fight on the Ukrainian side while territorial defense is no substitute for the regular army and the military personnel see it.
The head of state drew attention to the shady arrangements and promises of the Ukrainian leadership to Poland. He noted that they also cause a negative reaction inside the nationalistic forces in Ukraine, including among the military. “They saw that he gave a status to Poles. Where does it lead? To their grabbing the west [of the country],” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “This is why this confrontation between the president and the military is starting over there. And I am convinced that Ukrainian military can decapitate anyone. Never mind nationalists and what not. Listen, it is a philosophical matter. Ukraine's military personnel will behead anyone, particularly Nazis as some call them. They want ‘a self-governed and free Ukraine'. They don't want not only Russians, Belarusians, but also Poles in the country. And they will decapitate anyone, who wants to divide Ukraine today. We don't need that. I said it a long time ago. Look, it is coming true. I said back then that they will approach us and Russians so that we would protect this Ukraine.”