MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – Insider information says that people on both sides of the frontline in Ukraine are already coming to terms. Those are commanding officers of companies, platoons, and battalions. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement in his Address to the nation and the parliament on 31 March, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Nobody should try to hide that on both sides military personnel and people fail to understand what they are fighting for. People at the frontline don't understand what they are fighting for, why they should die tomorrow.”
The president remarked that the Soviet nation lived through the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and always knew that it was fighting for its own land. Moreover, the Nazi burned everything in their path, it was not simply a fracas between military personnel. “It was a different kind of war. Back then one side understood that it will win. Today both sides understand that a victory cannot be secured. Ukrainians believe they will win. It is nonsense. It is impossible to beat a nuclear power. If Russian leadership realizes that the situation threatens to destroy Russia, then the most terrible weapons will be used. It cannot be allowed to happen,” he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko went on saying: “But the third thing is dangerous: people, who don't understand what they are fighting for, will come to terms at the contact line. I can share insider information with you: it has already begun. Commanding officers of companies, platoons, and battalions are starting to parley. They even go as far as to inform Russians that an attack will happen in this or that quadrant tomorrow. Russians withdraw then. Once the attack is over, they come back. And vice versa. People at the frontline don't want to fight. Those nationalists and fascists, as we call them, are already gone. Unfortunately. They were people, too. They are no more. Who is fighting? People who have been drafted. They are not quite prepared, they often lack footwear and clothes. They are very often hungry and rot in trenches. Do they want to fight? They care about their wives, beloved women, kids. They don't want to fight because they don't understand what they are fighting for.”
This is why, the Belarusian leader is convinced, it is important to start peace talks as soon as possible. “It is necessary to start these negotiations and make them direct. Don't wait for mediators from the West or the East. Ukraine has to understand (maybe Russia has to understand, too, but the economic might is incomparable) that once a small conflict starts in some other part of the planet and there are sparks everywhere, Ukraine will be forgotten. Nobody will bring and gift them weapons. What then? Even if Ukrainians are not defeated, they will be unable to restore the country on their own. This is why after wising up everyone has to clearly understand that they need to start negotiations and come to terms,” Aleksandr Lukashenko summarized.