Lukashenka: We are Russian people. Putin and I are friends, not only brothers


Aliaksandr Lukashenka does not cherish hopes for fence mending between Belarus and the West due to the Normandy Four talks in Minsk,he said in an interview to Russia 1 TV Channel.

“I would not say that we have somehow got on track with them [western leaders]. I do not cherish any hopes here. I would like to say it frankly: I am not in that age when people make sharp turns or something like this. First of all, I have some political experience and knowledge under my belt. I have seen it a lot, seen different talks, led them,” state-owned news agency BelTA quotes the Belarusian leader as saying.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka admitted that he is not wanted in the West saying ‘they do not wait for me’. He expressed his loyalty to Russia and ы\\sent a clear message to the journalist that any ties with the West could not replace Russia

“We are Russian people. We are people who were born on one land. We have common history. We have common views. And, which is also important, whatever you think of our relations, we are not only brothers, but also friends with the President of Russia,” Lukashenka stressed.

As Belsat TV reported earlier, after the talks of the Normandy Four in Minsk Lukashenka agreed with Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko saying that Putin ‘plays a foul game’.

www.belsat.eu/en, following BelTA

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