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25 February 2023, 14:06

Lukashenko unbothered by harassment of Belarus', Russia's representatives at international venues

MINSK DISTRICT, 25 February (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia have to stay calm in the face of harassment and provocations against its representatives at international venues. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement while talking to reporters in the sports center Raubichi on 25 February, BelTA has learned.

For example, at a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly the other day a Latvian MP insulted a Russian MP in totally not diplomatic terms. Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh also encountered provocations.

“Well, he endured decently,” Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked.

Moreover, the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization is preparing another anti-Russian resolution. “Do we need such international venues and a dialogue with the West at all then?” the reporters asked the head of state.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “You know, we do. Due to yet another important reason. They expect us to leave [the international venues]. One should never do what one's enemy or adversary wants. It is an axiom. This is why we will not leave. They didn't offend us or Russians. They demonstrated their face one more time. Who did this Latvian or Lithuanian think he is? Who do you insult? You insult Russians and Belarusians, who saved you from the brown plague. You should have thought at least about that. But they don't think. What else can I say?”

“Let them scream and let them shout. We have to follow our own road, our own path. The dog may bark while the caravan has to keep moving. We should live and work according to this principle. We should not pay attention and should not even make comments. We have to show their impudence and idiocy. That's it. We need to do nothing else,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.

Speaking about international venues, Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned the United Nations Organization as an example where powerful nations, in particular, the United States of America, often sway votes of smaller countries by using financial tools. “I've been to the United Nations Organization many times and have seen it. This organization is a venue where people can talk and discuss something. But it has never made a normal decision that benefits… Well, not a decision concerning the war. They could reduce poverty in the world. They could help some poor people. They could address some humanitarian issues. But there are differences everywhere,” he stated.

Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that even when Russia and Belarus submit resolutions on security matters, then Americans and other nations vote against them. “Well, it is just nonsense,” he stressed.

“As for the OSCE, there is nothing to talk about,” Aleksandr Lukashenko continued. He pointed out that whatever the situation in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, or Ukraine could be in the past, there is not even a desire to get together and talk about it at the top level.

“The West doesn't want it. The West doesn't want this conversation. After all, I suggested we should get together and talk when the war began in Afghanistan, in Syria. Heads of state have to get together. I've been to such conferences two or three times. Now they don't even want to get together. They may get together at the level of ministers of foreign affairs at best,” the president remarked. “Because it is a tool to exert pressure. Whoever commands the majority over there starts exerting pressure. The OSCE… What does it have to do with elections at all? It is an organization for security and cooperation in Europe. But no, they have to meddle here. Because an election is a tool that can depose someone in some country. The organization does useless things.”

“But we will be there despite trolling, pressure and the rest in order to demonstrate their idiocy,” the Belarusian leader concluded.

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