Posted: 09.12.2022 15:39:00

Lukashenko named condition for establishing peace in Ukraine

While answering journalists' questions on the side-lines of the EAEU summit in Bishkek, the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, named a condition for establishing peace in Ukraine, BelTA reports


The Head of State is convinced: if the President of Ukraine demands that Russia withdraw from the territories of Kherson, Zaporozhye, Lugansk and Donetsk, then it means that there will be no negotiations. "This is a precondition that is unacceptable for Russia. At this stage, it seems to me, Russia may not accept these conditions at all: to leave Zaporozhye, Kherson, and so on. Such demands should not be advanced to the Russian Federation – for many reasons," the Belarusian leader stressed.

"If you want peace, it is necessary to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss all issues there calmly – [deciding on] who and what [territories] should be released: by either Russia or Ukraine. If there are no such steps, then this means they do not want such negotiations and conversations," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.