Posted: 03.11.2023 16:16:00

Lukashenko has no doubt Poland and Lithuania would come to their senses and restore normal relations with Belarus

During today’s meeting with representatives of the BelNPP labour team and Ostrovets residents, the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, said he has no doubt that Poland and Lithuania would come to their senses and restore normal relations with Belarus


Pavel Markun, a history teacher at Ostrovets secondary school No. 2, asked the Belarusian leader whether it is possible to restore friendly relations between Belarus and Poland and whether the Lithuanian people would force their government to work for the interests of their state instead of dancing to the tune of Washington and Brussels?

Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined, “I have absolutely no doubt about it. The relations will be restored; both Lithuania and Poland won’t go away from this. There is a basic principle: neighbours cannot be on bad terms with each other. They are given by God; they are not chosen.  A neighbour can go up to the fence and throw a stone at the neighbouring garden or something like this, but in the end they will all get together and make friends again. There are disagreements and quarrels, but these are temporary. The times will come when we will live with them as we always have.”

According to the President, we did not offend anyone. The Lithuanians were against the construction of the BelNPP, but we are a sovereign state and make decisions independently. Lithuania, under the EU pressure, closed its Ignalina power plant, and then Aleksandr Lukashenko proposed making our nuclear power plant a common one, “You closed yours (now they regret it), and we will produce electricity and sell it to you at normal tariffs. Your people will work for us. I offered it to them, but they are not those who run their country.”

Now, according to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the Poles and Lithuanians despise us for the issue with migrants.

“But we were not the initiators of this crisis. EU member states stopped liaising with us, including in the area of migration policy, introducing sanctions against Belarus, so why should we now be a ‘distribution post’ for people who go to Europe? I organised a visa-free regime, and they began to scare their people that we would recruit them here. What does recruiting mean? Well, don’t be recruited! Or are we forcing someone? There are no such facts. And they fabricate some stories, accusing us of doing something against them.”

The Head of State underlined that we do not close our doors to our neighbours. Everything depends on them, but Belarus will not engage in dialogue if they impose any conditions on us, “We are a sovereign and independent state, we will pursue the policy that is in the interests of our people. That says it all. If they are ready for this, we’re ready to shake hands anywhere tomorrow and are ready to co-operate with them.”

At the same time, Aleksandr Lukashenko also touched upon the topic of Ukraine, “Ukraine will still be ours. Nobody needs it. The US policy is muddy, as it is easier for it to fish in troubled waters. Everything else is consumables. Therefore, this region is our area in the sense that we will be together. You’ll see that Europe will crawl towards us, towards Russia. Europe today is being torn apart by the Americans; it cannot resist. You see what kind of politicians there are. They don’t think about the people...”