Posted: 31.03.2023 22:18:00

Lukashenko commented on who could act as mediator in Ukraine-Russia negotiations

The People's Republic of China can become an influential mediator in the Ukrainian-Russian conflict – as stated by Aleksandr Lukashenko, while answering a question of the Chairman of the Belarusian Znanie (Knowledge) Society, Vadim Gigin, during the President's Address to the Belarusian People and the National Assembly


“Based on the contacts I have with influential people in the West, including in the United States, I have realised that they are now very concerned about who will become a beneficiary of peace talks. Lord be with you! It does not matter who will be [this beneficiary]: there should be peace! No... [They say:] ‘China will benefit from this’. Why? ‘We have guessed since China has more right to be an influential mediator in this conflict’," the Head of State said.

At the same time, the President stressed that the People's Republic of China is a country that ‘has not got into this up to its ears’, “Well, really, who [could be a mediator]? If we cannot even be a place of negotiations (because Putin and I are ‘aggressors’), if Americans and Europeans cannot either, since they are facilitating this war, managing it and supplying weapons. It [the United States] understands that it cannot either, as Russia will never agree to this. It may be China, and there is a question regarding Turkiye. The latter supplied Bayraktars to Ukrainians. Meanwhile, China is possible,” the President noted.