Lukashenko echoes Kremlin’s nuclear threats against Ukraine

31 March, 04:25 PM
Lukashenko addressed a message with threats (Photo:BelTA/Maxim Guchek/Handout via Reuters)

Lukashenko addressed a message with threats (Photo:BelTA/Maxim Guchek/Handout via Reuters)

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko in his latest speech again echoed the narratives of Russian propaganda, and repeated the Kremlin’s nuclear threats against Ukraine.

During his address to the rubberstamp Belarusian parliament on March 31, the self-appointed president of Belarus said that “both sides understand that victory cannot be achieved in the war.”

“Moreover, if Ukrainians believe that they will win, this is stupid, it’s impossible to defeat a nuclear state,” Lukashenko said.

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“If the Russian leadership understands that the situation threatens the collapse of Russia, the most terrible weapon will be used. This cannot be allowed.”

Lukashenko also commented on Russia’s plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus.

He said that “this is not intimidation or blackmail, but an opportunity to secure the Belarusian state and ensure peace for the Belarusian people.”

The Belarusian dictator added that “it is necessary to stop hostilities in Ukraine” and declare a “ceasefire.”

He said that “it’s necessary to stop before the escalation begins.”

“I’ll try to risk proposing a cessation of hostilities,” the dictator said.

“To stop hostilities, declare a ceasefire without the right to move, regroup troops on both sides, without the right to transfer weapons, manpower and equipment.”

Lukashenko emphasized that all territorial, security and reconstruction issues must be resolved “at the negotiating table without preconditions.”

Meanwhile, commenting on Lukashenko’s statements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “the context of Ukraine does not change” and the full-scale war is “the only way to achieve Russia’s goal,” as reported by the Russian propaganda news agency RIA Novosti.

Peskov added that the Belarusian dictator could discuss his proposals with his Russian counterpart, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, during their meeting next week.

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