Lukashenka promised not to deploy nuclear weapons if they don’t “strangle”

Lukashenko: there will be no nuclear weapons in Belarus if the people of the country are “not strangled” Lukashenko assured Macron that there will be no nuclear weapons in Belarus if the country's population is “not strangled”. Previously, he allowed the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in the event of the appearance of the same weapons in Poland jpg” alt=”Lukashenko promised not to deploy nuclear weapons unless they “strangle”” />

Belarus will not deploy nuclear and conventional weapons on its territory if the country's population is not “strangled”, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. This is reported by the Belarusian state agency “BelTA” with reference to the press service of the President of the country.

“If the people of Belarus will not be strangled, not only about the nuclear— and there can be no talk of conventional weapons,»,— said Lukashenka, calling the data on the possible deployment of nuclear weapons “fake”.

Lukashenka and Macron talked on the phone for about one hour and twenty minutes, the topic of conversation was the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the parties discussed the involvement of Minsk in what is happening. As BelTA pointed out, the presidents of Belarus and France discussed the future of Europe and the place of Minsk in this “world order”

Speaking of the possibility of holding talks between Moscow and Kyiv, Lukashenko assured Macron that they are possible in Belarus in ” ;any time».

The Elysee Palace does not report the conversation between Lukashenka and Macron. It says about the conversation of the French leader with his Georgian and Moldovan counterparts, the topics of conversation were also the situation in Ukraine.

On the evening of February 26, the Elysee Palace announced that additional military equipment would be handed over to Kiev.

Western leaders cut off contact with Minsk after the 2020 presidential election and subsequent protests by the opposition, which disputed the results. Western countries have imposed several packages of sanctions against Belarus.

Minsk has repeatedly allowed the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on its territory. At the end of November, Lukashenka named the deployment of US nuclear weapons in Poland as a condition for the relevant decision. “I will offer Putin to return nuclear weapons to Belarus. <…> We will agree on what. That nuclear weapon, which will be most effective in such contact,— he pointed out. At the end of December, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry allowed the placement of weapons in the event of the failure of negotiations between Russia and the United States on security guarantees. Washington a month later, in mid-January, refused Moscow's key proposals.

In mid-February, Lukashenka warned of the possibility of deploying “supernuclear weapons” on the territory of Belarus. “If necessary, if such stupid, stupid steps are taken by our opponents and rivals, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, promising ones, in order to protect our territory,” — threatened the President of Belarus. Lukashenka assured that Minsk would not need nuclear weapons “for 100 years” if there were no threats from unfriendly states.

Russia launched an operation in Ukraine on the night of February 24th. President Vladimir Putin explained this decision by protecting civilians from the “genocide”, which, in his opinion, they were subjected to in the Donbass by Kyiv. According to him, this measure became “forced”. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported 198 dead and more than 1.1 thousand injured during the hostilities.

France called on Russia to stop hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. “War has returned to Europe. <…> It will be long, — said Macron.


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