MINSK, August 26. /TASS/. The overwhelming majority of Ukraine’s population do not hold extremist nationalist views, it's the leadership in Kiev that professes Nazism, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday.
"As for me, I have a very good attitude towards Ukrainians, there is nothing bad about them… They are not Nazis at all," BelTA agency quoted him as saying. "The Nazis are the ones who are at the top of the hierarchy, starting from those who smoke, drink, snort up and then utter a lot of nonsense on TV or on the Internet. Indeed, ordinary folks are good people, they are our kind of people."
That is why, in his words, he found it necessary to congratulate the Ukrainian people on Independence Day and found the reaction of Ukrainian politicians quite strange. "Some were infuriated <…>, but I paid no attention to that," Lukashenko said.
He noted that the United States has promised more military assistance to Ukraine to the tune of $3 billion "so that Ukrainians could continue to die."