Belarus president calls Ukraine’s Euromaidan ‘coup’

It is the first time when the development of a conflict in post-Soviet area directly affects the security of Belarus, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at the conference for Belarusian army officers on Friday.

“First of all, the crisis in Ukraine cannot but touch our country. We know the orchestrators and actual participants of the coup d’etat committed by them and the war that began later,” the presidential press service quotes Lukashenka.

According to Lukashenka, radical nationalist groups who seek the repartition of influence areas in business through the use of force are proactive in Ukraine. There is an increase in crime and uncontrolled proliferation of weapons: there have been attempts to bring arms into the territory of Belarus, he said.

In his opinion, the reorientation of Ukraine’s foreign policy to the West may lead to the deployment of foreign troops in its territory.

In these circumstances, Belarus should keep the balance he balance in relations with Moscow and Kyiv that has been developed at the political and diplomatic level, the Belarusian leader believes. “No matter what will happen, we should not be drawn into their confrontation,” Lukashenka said., following BelaPAN

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