Belarus will not join the war if Ukrainedoes not cross the border, otherwise, Belarus will not hesitate to use its power and will continue to support its ally Russia, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with pro-Russian Ukrainian journalist Diana Panchenko.
Lukashenko stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin did not force Belarus to join the war in Ukraine, adding that involving Belarus in this war would bring nothing to Russia.
"If Ukrainians do not cross our border, we will never participate in this war. But we will always help Russia, they are our allies," Lukashenko said.
Lukashenko said he believes that Russia has already achieved its goals in Ukraine, adding that both sides should sit at the negotiating table and discuss all issues, including the future of Crimea, which was annexed by Russia.
"Russia has achieved its goals. Ukraine will not be as aggressive towards Russia after the end of this war as it was before the war." Noting that negotiations should start without preconditions, Lukashenko said, "We need to sit at the negotiating table and discuss everything."
"(Russia's) objectives have been fulfilled. Ukraine will not be as aggressive towards Russia after the end of this war as before the war," he added.
He also pointed out that negotiations should start without preconditions.
"We need to sit at the negotiating table and discuss everything," he emphasized.
Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus would respond to any aggression, including the use of nuclear weapons deployed by Russia on its territory.
"There can be only one threat: an attack on our country. If the attack on our country starts from Poland, Lithuania, or Latvia, we will immediately respond with everything we have. If Ukraine attacks us, not only nuclear weapons will be used. We have something other than nuclear weapons. We will not warn you that if you cross the red lines, we will hit the decision-making centers. This will be done without warning," Lukashenko noted.
Source: Ihlas News Agency