17 January 2018, Wednesday, 17:52

Lukashenka: There is now war in Ukraine


The dictator accused “dishonorable politicians” and unidentified “opponents and enemies” of the conflict in Donbas.

Lukashenka claimed that at the opening ceremony of the XXIII International Arts Festival Slavic Bazaar in Viciebsk, BelTA reports.

“There is now war of peoples today. It is not that a people fight another people in Ukraine, against Belarusians or Russians etc., even Ukrainians. There are worthless, dishonorable politicians, who at some point underestimated that unity, the importance of that unity. A crack emerged, and our opponents and enemies started getting into that crack”, - he said.

“They cause a clash between peoples today. They try to instigate a fratricidal war and pull the chief core of the Slavonic peoples into this whirlpool – Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians”, - the dictator noted.

Lukashenka emphasized that this cannot be allowed. In his opinion, the Slavic Bazaar in Viciebsk festival is a cradle and the essential condition for the unity of the Slavic peoples.

“I remember the times of my youth, - Lukashenka continued. – Many then, may be us too, did not understand how important this grain was – the Slavic Bazaar – in the unity not only of the Slavic peoples, but peoples in general. It seems it all would be cloudless, all good, the Slavic unity was a fact taken for granted! It should be like this always! We fought together not long ago, died in the same entrenchments, on the same side of the barricades. Who could think that we would speak of something different today”.