During a trip to the Gomel region, Alexander Lukashenko made a number of statements regarding the Belarusian-Russian relations. Among other things, he said, that Belarus will not respond to the information mud mud, which pours Russia.
Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian pressure does not stop, and the Russian government is counting on the that Belarus accordingly will react to it. He noted that the Russian side is waiting, saying, "We can not take this shock and begin to respond in kind. I am strongly opposed to us the same answer. We will not answer dirt on dirt. "
"We find we both oil and natural gas, and find a market for their goods. But if we want to be independent, sovereign, neither I nor you, the citizens of Belarus should not bend over and kneel.
Bow down, kneel down — do not go up. All my life I will poke, as it always was. So I can not afford to be in front of them on your lap or on the forehead, knocking the Kremlin wall. "
According to Lukashenko, "we have with them" different approaches and concepts. They are all — "the rich and packed, supermilyardery." "I am a stranger to them."
The Belarusian leader noted that the anti-Belarusian propaganda carried out in Russia, the reverse effect. "Spit on people. The fact that I spit, I can live with it, I'm not used to it. It's a pity only that my colleagues do. This media is not organized, it's orders from there. " Lukashenko said that he knows who is giving these teams and who controls these processes.
According to Lukashenko, the Customs Union of Russia do not need:
"Recently, the president of Russia, speaking, saying, first they have — the U.S., Europe, and the WTO, and the second at them — the Asia-Pacific region, and the third and fourth — it's neighbors in the former Soviet Union. Here it is all politics. But it is not approved by the Russians. Hence, it is necessary for someone to blame, find the extreme guilty. And the dirt that they poured on the eve of July 5, the signing has been calculated that Lukashenko does not sign the Customs Union. And we're not going to ruin anything. If they do not need a customs union, let fall apart. They do not need. But we do not so we will cause. The Customs Union, we have nothing to lose and gain. "
Lukashenko called absurd that Russia did not abolish duties on oil and oil products. He noted that the Venezuelan oil profitable and Belarus has received a lot of alternative proposals for oil and gas.
"They cry out that they will transport oil and gas on our pipeline system. Yes, God is with them. There will come a different oil in the pipes and go to Europe, Belarus and Ukraine. There will come a gas pipe side and these will go to Europe and Ukraine. What are the problems? "
Regarding participation in the program "Eastern Partnership", he said that Russia is more afraid of losing Belarus, we are afraid of losing Russia. "Who then will Russia?" — Said the president of Belarus. Talking about his meeting with the President of Georgia during the informal CIS summit in Ukraine, he said that Belarus is not trying to create a coalition with Georgia against any country. They say, "dust" and rebuke Belarus in connection with this meeting "does not need to." The initiator of the meeting was Mikhail Saakashvili, who invited Lukashenko to visit Georgia.