MINSK, November 7. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko believes that the citizens of European countries wish to live in peace, but their authorities are unable to "put out the fire in their own home."
"Germany, the whole of Europe - there are no leaders now. But even if there were some... They can't even put out the fire in their own house," the BelTA news agency quotes him as saying.
"The Europeans do not want this war. They understand well enough what is going on today in Ukraine. Here in Belarus, they are trying to start a fire, too. Tomorrow the whole of Europe will be ablaze," Lukashenko said. He believes that the Europeans need to stop the confrontation, which has already resulted in the conflict on the territory of Ukraine.
Lukashenko described the European leaders as loonies, who, unable to say NO to Washington, were fanning the flames in the region.
"Are those who allowed the Americans to bring additional nuclear weapons there (to Europe - approx. TASS) real leaders? They are loonies," he said.
Lukashenko drew attention to the role of the United States in the current situation.
"The only thing the Americans are afraid of is nuclear weapons, because they can fly there. And if nuclear weapons are not to be used, then they will be fighting with conventional weapons. Where? They will be fighting here. We will be here, in this turmoil. Ukraine is on fire already," he said.
The Belarussian leader called the events in Ukraine a catastrophe, adding that "there is no country in the Soviet era that received such heavy investments as Ukraine has."