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23 February 2023, 15:51

Lukashenko: Visit to Kiev is a PR move as part of Biden's pitch for re-election

Photo courtesy of the Office of the President of Ukraine
Photo courtesy of the Office of the President of Ukraine

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – In an interview with Chinese media Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave his take on the recent visit of U.S .President Joe Biden to Kiev, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian head of state noted that Biden's visit to Ukraine is one of the series of events alongside with the Chinese balloon incident. “The visit of Joe Biden to Kiev had a similar purpose. Such a petty, inappropriate move,” the Belarusian leader said.

At the same time, he noted that he thinks highly of Joe Biden as president and his decision to visit Kiev: “Well done. He hit the road, he asked permission from Russia or warned Russia, but nevertheless he went there.” However, there is nothing novel about this move, as a similar visit, also by the Americans, took place not so long ago, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. “This is parroting. A similar thing has already been done. The same kind of visit. What for? Because of the presidential election. Joe Biden wants to use war in his pitch for re-election. It is not going to work,” the president said.

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