MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – The USA wants to dismember Europe and establish their dominance here, but its ultimate goal is China, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with the secretaries of the Security Councils of the CSTO member states in Minsk on 8 June, BelTA has learned.
“Robust weapons supplies (we see this here, being in this cauldron in the center of Europe), efforts to foment tensions and create confrontations as well as huge amounts of money that primarily Europe spends - the cause of this conflict goes beyond Ukraine,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “It's important for Americans to bring Europe to its knees. They'll show them repercussions of introducing the euro against the dollar. This is also clear. The euro began to make inroads some time ago. Americans don't need this. And money is the lifeblood.”
According to the president, that was the reason why the United States began to put pressure on Europe and now wants to pull it apart. “It seeks to fence it off from us. From the Baltic to the Black Sea through Poland, Ukraine. It did not work out in Belarus: there was a plan to build this cordon from Smolensk down to the Baltic. But now they are arming Poland and Ukraine. They want Ukraine to win. This is their big dream. This is their design,” the head of state said.
He drew attention to the fact that Poland ruined relations not only with Belarus, but also with Germany. And it is unlikely that Poland decided to demand WW2 reparations from Germany because Poland is so brave, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “Not because of that. Americans quietly (we also saw this) suggested: let's pressure Germans. In fact, Germans are the driving force in Europe. Why do you think Brexit, the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, came to be? Had Americans been interested in strengthening the European Union, they would have never given the go-ahead. But they tore off Great Britain, a country with a strong economy, political and defense capabilities, from the European Union even earlier, i.e. they need to rock this boat in order to dominate. They are well aware that the world's fastest advancing regions after the United States are the European Union, China and our space, where we dared to speak,” the president explained.
“Therefore, speaking about the reasons, we need to look deeper. And we should give credit where credit is due: Russians responded promptly and said: well, these are your problems, but you should give security guarantees to us and Belarus. You saw how they responded to this request. Now they say: indeed, Russia demanded some piece of security paper. And, meeting with some of your colleagues, I ask them: well, Russia demanded some piece of paper, then why didn't you give it? They could have done it. I mean proposals for maintaining security here, in the post-Soviet space and, above all, in Russia. They did not go for it,” the head of state recalled.
At the same time, he noted that the Russian special operation in Ukraine was a gift for the West. “They started using it to subjugate our region and then China. This is their ultimate goal,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.
“And one more thing: workforce was released after the withdrawal from Afghanistan. It must be used somewhere. So far they [American troops] have not got involved into it, but if this continues, I'm sure it will be a matter of time. In fact, there are hordes of mercenaries there. Regular troops will soon be sent there unless we stop this conflict. We are ready for this,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.