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24 April 2024, 17:55

Lukashenko. U.S. aid package to Ukraine will not change situation at the front

MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – The U.S. $60 billion aid package to Ukraine will not change the situation at the front at all, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media on the sideline of the 7th Belarusian People's Congress, BelTA has learned.

"I was sure they would give Ukraine the $60 billion package. They played democracy games back and forth. The unanimous opinion of everyone in America is as follows: The United States is slowly shifting this burden on the European Union and NATO in order to contain and bog Russia, in order to deal with China separately. That's what they are doing. Therefore, they will be giving some money until Ukrainians run away or die," the president said. 

"This will not change the situation at the front a bit. It won't change it at all. It's not about money," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “This money still needs to be spent. It will be spent in America. It is unclear how they will do it. But I know how money is spent in Russia: today Russia has ramped up its arms production. I have already warned the Westerners through my channels against their policy: ‘Russia, having ramped up its economic and military production, will produce a huge amount of weapons it will have nowhere to store. Where will these weapons go? They will spread all over the world. Is that what you want? But you're going to get it.’ But they don't want that."

The head of state noted that the West does not want Putin's victory in the current confrontation. According to him, he hears such statements in his conversations with high-ranking officials. "I suggest they sit down at the negotiating table, conclude a peace treaty. If they don't, Putin will definitely win." That's all," the president said. 

Aleksandr Lukashenko added that he had discussed the allocation of the U.S. military aid to Ukraine with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. According to the head of state, both leaders knew that such a decision would be made. "But what does this money solve given high costs of ammunition? It doesn't solve anything. I also wonder when Ukraine gets this aid package," the Belarusian leader said.

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