VETKA DISTRICT, 28 April (BelTA) – While in the town of Vetka, Gomel Oblast Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko had a warm conversation with the locals, BelTA has learned.
One of the women told Aleksandr Lukashenko: “Thank you very much on behalf of large families. I am a citizen of Ukraine and you've granted me Belarusian citizenship. I am terribly proud of it. And I live. I have four kids. Thank you very much.”
“Well done for having four kids!” the head of state said.
The people talked a lot about the importance of peace and calm life for children and grandchildren.
“I don't want to fight,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. The locals applauded these words.
“We don't want to fight either! We need peace!” some of them shouted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I am always surprised when people start talking about the war. People in Gomel are stressed out. Yes, Gomel Oblast and Brest Oblast are now close to the frontline. But it doesn't mean that someone wants to bring the war to us. There are plenty of crazy people over there. It is unavoidable… A war is going on over there. This is why you shouldn't think that I want to start some war here.”
The president stressed that he wants people to do one thing: everyone should do what they are supposed to do, everyone should do their jobs properly including during the sowing campaign or in other fields.
“Markets have never been more open. Today we can become even richer and can live an even better life. We just have to get it together,” he said.