Belarus Stays Out of Conflict, Lukashenko Confirms

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.12 - 2024 2:34 PM CET

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There is no and will not be a need for Belarus to enter hostilities, according to Lukashenko.

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During a recent interview in the Kremlin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated firmly that "there is no and will not be a need for Belarus to enter hostilities" in Ukraine.

This declaration was made following his meeting with members of the Russian Security Council, which had been convened at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Addressing journalists' inquiries about the possibility of Belarus entering the conflict in Ukraine, Lukashenko emphasized the peaceful stance desired by Russia for Belarus.

"There is no such need. And there will not be such a need," he said, as reported by the Russian news site Belta.

He stated that his discussions with Putin reaffirmed their shared perspective of maintaining Belarus as a "peaceful, quiet, calm" nation that focuses on its internal responsibilities.

Clarifications on Belarus-Russia Relations

Lukashenko also touched on the sensitive topic of Belarus's role in regional tensions, acknowledging the labels of "co-aggressors" that have been attributed to Belarus due to its alliances.

According to Lukashenko, both he and Putin are committed to a peaceful approach, especially regarding the Ukrainian people, whom he referred to as "brotherly."

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