Posted: 20.10.2022 10:06:00

Opinion: West uses nuclear rhetoric to keep Europeans in awe

The topic of a potential use of nuclear weapons is being escalated on the world agenda by the West, and Belarus’ President Aleksandr Lukashenko urged the United States not to dance to the tune of distraught politicians on this issue. In his talk with the Belarus 1 TV channel, a deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, Oleg Gaidukevich, commented on what the Western authorities are guided by in their actions.

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Mr. Gaidukevich stressed that the situation with nuclear weapons is being escalated primarily by the Western countries.

“After all, nuclear blackmail and constant talk about nuclear strikes do not come from Belarus and Russia. Neither Lukashenko nor Putin have ever talked about this! All this comes from there [the West]. The reason is to scare Europeans as much as possible! They are now suffering economically, and [the Western authorities] need to scare them every day: ‘You do not eat and live in the cold? It's okay, since there is no nuclear war – but it will happen soon’. [This is done] for Europeans to be down-to-earth and be afraid!” he explained.

The deputy drew parallels with the Western authorities’ rhetoric at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, “This was the case during the coronavirus pandemic, but they failed to use COVID-19 properly. Nuclear hysteria is gaining momentum now.”