Lukashenko says he views Russia as stronghold of Belarusian sovereignty
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has emphasized Russia’s role in maintained independency of Belarus addressing certain Russian politicians regarding their comments on his statements about the country’s sovereignty.
"Certain politicians, particularly in Russia, should not be suffering. I have received all that information ‘Oh, it is against Russia!’ Those phrases were targeted against those who are trying to do that, which is first. Second, I am saying candidly that Russia is, in a manner of speaking, a stronghold of our sovereignty as well," he was quoted as saying by the BelTA news agency on Saturday, TASS reports.
President added that during his address to the country and the parliament earlier his week he warned that those who dare use force to encroach on the country’s sovereignty would face a pushback.