MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not independent in action, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with the Associated Press, BelTA has learned.
The journalist asked what the Belarusian leader thinks about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the way he is acting in the current situation.
“Volodymyr Zelensky is not acting independently. Therefore, what opinion can I have about him? I would like him to be an independent person who understands that the war is going on in Ukraine, not in America, not in Poland, not in Belarus, not in Russia. He is not stupid, I cannot say that he does not understand it. But he cannot restore peace through diplomatic means because of you and because of some forces inside his country. This is how I see it, I may be mistaken. But I see more and more clearly that I tend to be right,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“His behavior? Well, I do not know, he should act as a president. It is time to shave, dress properly and show the Ukrainian people and the global community that he is doing better every day. This is the image he should build. This game is going on for too long. But he is a filmmaker, he is an actor, an artist, he knows better and he is living in a certain situation. I am not as immersed in this situation as he is. So I won't judge him. But this is my opinion,” the Belarusian head of state concluded.