‘Remember Gaddafi’: Russian MPs blast Lukashenka for visiting Kyiv, vowing support to Ukraine

A number of deputies of Russia’s State Duma are harshly criticising Belarusian president Lukashenka for his recent visit to Ukraine.

Mikhail Yemelyanov, deputy head of faction ‘Just Russia’ accused Lukashenka of selling-out Moscow and stated that ‘the Belarusian president might face the fate of [ousted Ukrainian President] Victor Yanukovych‘ if he changed his policy along the Western line.

Russian MP Alexei Pushkov reminded Lukashenka of ‘dangerous experience’ of Slobodan Milošević, Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein who ‘made an attempt to befriend the USA’.

‘Slobodan Milošević, Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein tried to make friends with the USA. Their fate is well-known. Now the USA are offering friendship to Lukashenka,’ the politician said on Twitter.

Belarus president Aliaksandr Lukashenka met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on December, 21. Minsk is ready to help Kyiv solve current problems, Lukashenka said.

“And I have told you: if we can do something for you, call us, tell us what needs to be done, what process we have to be part of and I guarantee to you that if you make a decision, like you said, in favour of continuing the dialogue in Minsk, if it is necessary to discuss something using Minsk as the venue, you know that you have friends over there and we are always ready to fulfil any request of yours,” Lukashenka promised.


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