Russian President Vladimir Putin is not trying to persuade Belarus to join the war in Ukraine, said Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka in an online interview. – To involve Belarus… what will that do? Nothing, Lukashenko said.
– If you, Ukrainians, do not cross our border, we will never take part in this war. In this hot war. But we will always help Russia – they are our allies – he added.
Lukashenko also said he believed Putin had already achieved his goals in what Russia calls his “special military operation” in Ukraine, and said both sides should sit down at the negotiating table and be ready to discuss all issues, including the future Crimea and other Ukrainian territories claim Moscow.
-His (Vladimir Putin’s – ed.) goals have already been achieved so far. Ukraine will never behave as aggressively towards Russia after the end of this war as it did before the war, Lukashenko said.
– Negotiations should be started without preconditions. This is a classic of any diplomacy. I think so. We need to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss everything. And Crimea, and Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Lugansk. Everything there needs to be discussed, the dictator said.