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05 May 2022, 13:31

Lukashenko: Use of nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable

Aleksandr Lukashenko gives an interview with AP
Aleksandr Lukashenko gives an interview with AP

MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – The use of nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with AP, BelTA has learned.

The journalist asked Aleksandr Lukashenko's opinion on the hypothetical use of nuclear weapons in the event of the prolongation of the hostilities in Ukraine and whether he considers it acceptable at all, whether this is some kind of red line in this case.

"I am absolutely sure that the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable, also because of the proximity. We are not so far away like the United States. This may deorbit our planet and send us spiraling into space.... The use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable," Aleksandr Lukashenko said unequivocally.

He also continued: "Whether Russia can do it or not… You need to address this question to the leadership of Russia.”

"I told you that Russia is doomed to win. Not only will Russia not lose. Russia cannot lose or be defeated in this operation," the head of state continued. “We should proceed from this. What weapons Russia will use, in my opinion, depends not so much on Ukraine, but on you, on NATO. You're already crossing the red line there. I sometimes ask Putin a question: arms are supplied by rail, primarily from Poland. I ask a question: why the deliveries of these weapons, which will be directed against the Russian people, the Russians who are fighting there, are not stopped? They're still cautious. But it's easy to put an end to these deliveries."

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