Lukashenko told how to Belarus affected by the conflict in the Donbass
MINSK, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. Minsk is interested in the soonest resolution of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, which has a negative impact on Belarus, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
“We are keen to keep the conflict… the fire to extinguish it to be over, stopped”, — said Lukashenka to journalists in Minsk after the voting in local elections.
Lukashenko said during the conflict in the Donbass region of Belarus arrived about 160 thousand Ukrainian immigrants. “I gave everyone equal footing with the Belarusians: free health care, free education, utilities — all, as in Belarus. Do you think we cheap it cost? No. But people in trouble,” stressed the Belarusian leader.
He added that in Belarus from the territory of Ukraine “and a flood of weapons, explosives,” which required decisions on strengthening of protection of border. “Negotiate with Poroshenko, that they have fulfilled their part, they are very alone,” he continued. “I would have (increased border security — ed.) to do 10-12 years, and I have three years to do it,” — said Lukashenko.
He also noted that Minsk over the conflict in the Donbas is “political, diplomatic, and other impact”. “To isolate themselves in the era of the global Internet?” — Lukashenka emphasized.
“And then fight our brothers, brother vs brother went. Is this normal? I calmly look can not” — he concluded.