Alexander Lukashenko sees absolute senselessness in Kiev's proposal to conclude a non-aggression pact.

This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister

Sergei Lavrov

in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov on February 2.

"I already spoke about this when Aleksandar Ryhorovich received me in Minsk.

He perfectly sees the absolute senselessness, not even just senselessness, but the sincere provocation of such measures," Lavrov said.

The Russian minister added that the proposals for such a pact are being made against the background of the fact that armed representatives of the Belarusian opposition are waging war against Russia in Ukraine.

"Belarusians were offered to conclude a non-aggression pact at the very moment when the Belarusian opposition is being nurtured, armed, and allowed to run in combat on the front against the Russian Federation, in particular, through the infamous Kalinovsky battalion or regiment, which is openly supported and openly declared to be preparing , in order to later solve similar problems in Belarus itself.

Apparently, this is such a specific vision of the Ukrainian side of the non-aggression pact," Lavrov said.

According to him, "Kiev's proposals to conclude a non-aggression pact with Minsk are amusing and show the imagination of the Ukrainian authorities."

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Lukashenka publicly stated for the first time that a "non-aggression pact" was proposed during a meeting on the social and political situation on January 24.

He then said that Kyiv offered Minsk to conclude such a pact, despite the fact that "militants and extremists are being trained in Ukraine":

"I don't know why Ukrainians do this.

On the one hand, they ask us not to go to war with Ukraine under any circumstances, so that our troops do not move there.

They propose to conclude a non-aggression pact.

And on the other hand, they are preparing this explosive mixture and arming them."

Lukashenka's conversation with Lavrov took place on January 19, four days before his announcement about the pact.

It is noteworthy that on January 24, on the one hand, Lukashenka voiced the same arguments that Lavrov used on February 2: how can one offer a non-aggression pact and at the same time raise Kalinovsky's regiment, which dreams of marching on Minsk.

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But at the same time, on January 24, Lukashenka did not say anything about the fact that he considers Kyiv's proposal senseless, provocative or amusing.

And it does not follow from anything that he considers this proposal to be just that.

On January 15, the First Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus,

Paval Muravejka

, stated in an interview with STB that Belarus is trying to establish a dialogue with Ukraine along the lines of the border and defense agencies.

According to him, at that time these efforts did not bring any results.

But it is a telling statement of the efforts that Minsk is making in this direction.

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It is also worth remembering that during the negotiations with Lavrov on January 19, Lukashenka unexpectedly praised the Ukrainian authorities: "Today, security is even more important for us, not only for Russia.

You know the intentions of our western neighbors.

Not only Ukraine.

They are also trying to use Ukraine against Belarus.

But what impresses and pleasantly surprises me, Ukraine is still holding on.

She does not engage in provocations against Belarus.

Although it is actively encouraged by our western neighbors.

You also know who."

Perhaps, Lukashenka negotiated behind closed doors and indeed, together with Lavrov, he expressed indignation at the provocation of the actions and proposals of the Ukrainian authorities.

But he publicly stated otherwise.

And from this point of view, yesterday's statements of Lavrov, made as if on behalf of Lukashenka, about the senselessness and comical nature of the proposal regarding the non-aggression pact, are more like an outcry, a siege of an ally.

Like, don't even dare to think about it.

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  • Yuri Drakakhrust

    Radio Svaboda journalist