Posted: 28.05.2024 15:51:00

Lukashenko: I do not want war, I do everything to avoid it

President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the Media Community Forum in Mogilev that he did not want war and was doing everything to avoid it

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“I do not want any war, and I am sure that the vast majority [of people] in Belarus do not want it either,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “None of Belarusians needs to break their lives and rot in the trenches. Therefore, I do not want a war and I am doing everything to make sure it does not happen.”

At the same time, given a high probability of the information confrontation escalating into a hot phase, the Head of State considers it extremely important to take into account the historical experience of the Great Patriotic War: as noted by Aleksandr Lukashenko, its beginning had not been predicted by the country leaders, and they had not prepared properly for it.

“Therefore, we cannot miss it. I always tell the military: we must get prepared for it. That is why we are strengthening our western borders. I am trying to convey to our people through you [media representatives] what is happening now, and how it is necessary to react. However, this does not mean that Lukashenko is an ‘aggressor’ who wants a war, as they – especially in Poland – are shouting. Most of all, more than millions of Belarusians, I do not accept and do not want a war,” the President stressed.