Questions did not remain without answers
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko gave an interview to the well-known Russian journalist, Sergey Brilev
The President also answered a range of questions connected with results of the meeting of Presidents of member-states of the Customs Union, Ukraine and participation of high representatives of the European Union which was held in Minsk.
In the context of the Minsk summit, Alexander Lukashenko separately expressed his vision of the role of Belarus and its President in the organisation and carrying out of that meeting which took place against the background of proceeding tragic events in Ukraine.
“We belong to one Slavic world. Fire flashed out in this world, and I perceive it painfully and emotionally,” the Head of State said. “And when people start to tell me about any dividends, It’s total nonsense! It is impossible to take advantage of that! People are in trouble, and who would we be if we took hot firebrands from that and used them for ourselves?”
“I simply did what everyone wanted. Poroshenko wanted to hold this summit in Minsk. You understand that he would not go to Russia,” the President of Belarus noted. “It was not me shouting ‘let’s come to Minsk.’ It was Poroshenko’s idea. And without Putin, this meeting would not take place here.”
Alexander Lukashenko shared his opinion on the ways of the prompt settlement of the inter-Ukrainian situation, and also told about the steps undertaken by the Belarusian side on the softening of some humanitarian consequences of the events occurring in Ukraine.
The interview also tackled themes of further evolution of the Eurasian Union, prospects of mutually advantageous industrial co-operation of Belarus and Russia in the field of processing and deliveries of agricultural production in the conditions of restrictions imposed by the Russian side on import of goods from a number of the countries.