MINSK, March 13, /ITAR-TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko pledged on Thursday to prevent language discrimination in Belarus.
“Belarus will always remain a land where we have never offended each other by reproaching people for speaking Russian or Ukrainian. That will never happen in Belarus,” Lukashenko said.
“Please, stop intimidating us by drawing comparisons to Ukraine. We are not Ukraine, but, I re-emphasise, people in Ukraine are also nice while worthless politicians can be anywhere. Politicians are different everywhere. They can be good or bad,” Lukashenko said at a meeting with a delegation from Mordovia, a federal subject of Russia.