18 November 2017, Saturday, 2:20

Lukashenka: We Do Not Divide Belarus, Russia By Borders

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The dictator complained about NATO to the Russians and vowed “eternal friendship”.

We do not divide Russia and Belarus by borders. We are united in a common cause, Lukashenka said as he met with Governor of Russia's Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov on November 13, BelTA informs.

“I hope we will continue developing our relations in this context because we are not strangers, we have a common homeland. We do not divide Russia and Belarus by borders. We are united in a common cause. And we call it the Union State,” —Lukashenka said.

The president paid special attention to certain issues of concern for Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast in particular and Russia in general. “The things that happen on the borders with Belarus reflect the situation on the border with Kaliningrad Oblast. We are facing the enhancement of the NATO. In economy and trade everyone pursues their own interests. I cannot say that they like you or us, Russia and Belarus, very much. Therefore, in spite of all the discussions of these issues, the attempts to make us pro-Western and so on, we realize that this is rhetoric. Concrete facts show that Belarusians and Russians should not count on anyone. We should protect our own interests and the interests of our people,” — Lukashenka stressed.

“You can always count on Belarus. We will always support you in a difficult moment,” — Aliaksandr Lukashenka said.