MINSK, January 28. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that the main difference of protests in Belarus from those in Russia is that external forces tried to instantly overthrow the authorities and move NATO forces in, while in Russia they will spend a long time trying to shake loose the situation. At a conference on measures to improve legislation on Thursday Lukashenko shared his point of view on the latest events in Russia.
"The main distinction is that in August they tried to stage a blitzkrieg, to instantly overthrow the authorities, or at least to create an impression that the authorities have given in and to move in NATO forces. In Russia, they will have to spend much time trying to do this. They are well aware that a blitzkrieg in Russia is impossible," the news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenko as saying.
"The latest events in Russia indicate that back in the first half of last year we sensed accurately where the actions from abroad against us were directed. As you may remember, I said more than once that they need Belarus as a springboard for an attack against Russia," Lukashenko said.
He warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s opponents will never forgive him for stopping wars in Russia and for putting Russia together.
"Nobody will forgive him for this: neither the US, nor the EU, nor the liberals inside the country. He should be prepared for this," Lukashenko said.
He stressed that neither Belarus nor Russia would be allowed to live in peace.
"Nobody in the world needs Russia that is beyond control from Washington and the European Union," Lukashenko said. "Many want to bind it hand and foot. This is precisely the aim of current actions being taken from abroad, including the United States."
"Russia and its people should be aware that some want push Russia back into the mid-1990s, when US and NATO advisers were in the government, the federal security service FSB and the presidential staff, giving instructions what was to be done to nuclear weapons and so on and so forth," Lukashenko said. "I know this not by hearsay.".