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19 January 2023, 11:20

Lukashenko: West is trying to use Ukraine against Belarus

MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) - The West is trying to use Ukraine against Belarus, but to no avail yet, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on 19 January, BelTA has learned.

"Today, security for us, not only for Russia, is very important. You know the intentions of our western neighbors. Not only those of Ukraine. They are also trying to use Ukraine against Belarus. But what amazes and pleasantly surprises me is that Ukraine has managed to resist so far. It has not yet engaged in provocations against Belarus. Although it is actively encouraged to do so by our western neighbors. You know who these neighbors are," the president said.

"Therefore, we have to endure this time. And we will. The past 2022 showed it. Here we share the same position with you. In a word, there is something to talk about. We will discuss the issues," the head of state summed up.

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