Lukashenko: "Belarus is not going to fight in Ukraine"

Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarusian President

© APA | Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarusian President

# 17 June 2022 16:33 (UTC +04:00)

"Belarus is not going to fight in Ukraine," Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement while talking to workers of the Bobruisk-based tire manufacturer OAO Belshina on 17 June, APA reports citing BelTA.

"We are not going to go anywhere until you cross the red line. Once you cross our border or target Mozyr Oil Refinery (they had a crazy idea like that), we will respond immediately. This is why leave us alone, we are not going to go to you," noted Lukashenko.

The Belarusian leader also underlined the importance of military training, of reinforcing the Belarusian army: “We are going to train, particularly men. Because time is like this. The more we have and the more powerful our weapons are, the calmer we will feel. They will understand that if they hit Mozyr, then we will hit Kyiv without going inside Ukraine. They have to understand it. But in order to deliver a strike, one needs something to strike with. We have that.”