Lukashenko named Russia’s only ally :: Politics :: RBC

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The Belarusian president believes that Minsk remains the last ally of Moscow, and Russia “cannot imagine in a nightmare” that it will lose it, because Russian domestic politics will suffer because of this

Alexander Lukashenko with his son Nikolai

Alexander Lukashenko with his son Nikolai

(Photo: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti)

Moscow does not want to lose Minsk either economically or politically, as this will cause a “severe blow” to Russia’s domestic policy. This was announced at a meeting with representatives of the Minsk region by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, fragments of his speech were shown by the Belarus 1 television channel.

“The only ally that remained with Russia is Belarus,” he said.

“I often [президенту России Владимиру] I’m saying this to Putin: I understand you, you cannot lose Belarus. I understand that you cannot fight to save Belarus, either, ”the Belarusian leader continued, adding that Russia was being“ pushed out of very marginal markets ”: the European Union and Ukraine.

The Kremlin reported on “good statements” by Lukashenko

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

According to Lukashenko, Belarus is the second largest consumer of Russian gas after Germany, and also buys a huge amount of Russian oil.

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