MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko cautioned Polish politicians about the consequences of their recent threats against Belarus as he received Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik and President's Aide – Inspector for Grodno Oblast Yuri Karayev, BelTA has learned.
“There is one more thing I would like to touch on. This is about Poland in the first place. Their reckless politicians and top-ranking officials have been churning out threats to close the border, to shut down the Kuznica railway border crossing. If they want to close it, let them do it. If they think it is a better solution, let them go ahead. But I suggest they think, first of all, about their communication with Russia, China, and Asia in general. They will have to use the routes via Donbass. The guys there are tough. They will quickly show them their place,” said the head of state.
“I am using Donbass figuratively. No one is waiting for them there. Russia's border with Ukraine is closed,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
In his words, Poland is trying to intimidate by issuing such statements and aggravate the situation. “They have tried to solve their internal and external problems by putting pressure on Belarus and to show who is to blame for Poland's problems,” the head of state said.
According to him, Poland itself has a lot of problems, including issues related to the law on abortions, farmers, and recently, women, mothers have spoken up in defense of refugees stranded at the border.
“They [Polish authorities] talk about our presidential election. Remember how [Polish President Andrzej] Duda won. He won the election by several votes only. It was a total falsification. If not for the United States, there would have been a mayhem there. Everything that happened in Belarus in 2020 would not compare. The United States interfered, ordered to let Duda work until the opposition would take over later. Everything there is controlled from outside,” the Belarusian leader said. “They are criticizing us. What for? They rigged the elections, put Duda in power. He has already gone on a tour around the Baltic countries putting together a coalition from ‘morza do morza" [Polish for ‘from sea to sea']. ‘Mozra do morza' will not happen!”
The president stated that Poland simply wants to wheedle billions out of the European Union that halted them because of Poland's failure to meet the EU standards. "Secondly, they are distracting their people from the domestic problems," he said.
“I say honestly and frankly that I gave an instruction through all channels to prevent them from using Belarus, the topics of the border and migrants in their games,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.