Lukashenko: Belarusians will be on their knees like Ukraine if they ditch me

In response to the ongoing mass protests against the results of the recent presidential election in Belarus, the country’s president Aleksandr Lukashenko asserted that Belarus faces an existential threat from NATO and Ukraine.

In an emotional speech during a pro-regime meeting in Minsk, which is believed to be organized by the authorities, the country’s self-perpetuating leader accused NATO of saber-rattling.

“Somebody wants new elections,” he said. “Tanks and airplanes are 15 minutes away from our borders. NATO forces are rattling with caterpillar treads… Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine demand that we hold new elections. If we obey, we’ll dive into a nose-spin and will never stabilize our ‘aircraft.’ We are going to perish as a state, as people, and as a nation.”

“We don’t have to be Europe’s toilet!” he said.

If Belarus loses its president, according to Lukashenko, this would be the beginning of the country’s end.

“You’ll be standing on your knees like Ukraine and other countries and pray to no one knows whom,” he said.

In response to Lukashenko’s allegations, NATO stated later in the day that it had never had any intentions to invade Belarus.

“There is no NATO buildup in the region,” NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in a statement. “NATO’s multinational presence in the eastern part of the Alliance is not a threat to any country. It is strictly defensive, proportionate, and designed to prevent conflict and preserve peace.”

Earlier, on Aug. 15, following a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Lukashenko said that Russia was ready to render security assistance to the Belarus regime if necessary.

Popular protests, with brutal clashes with riot police, continue in Belarus after Lukashenko, who has been ruling the country uninterruptedly since 1994, was declared the winner of the Aug. 9 presidential election. According to the authorities, 80% of the voters favored Lukashenko, while his rival candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya got only 10%. The latter left the country right after the election.

Nonetheless, the results triggered mass rallies across the country, with protesters demanding to recognize that the presidential election was rigged and Lukashenko to be ousted from power.

Many countries, including from the European Union bloc, said they do not recognize the Belarusian election due to an unprecedented scale of vote fraud by Lukashenko.

According to Lukashenko, it is the West that stands behind hundreds of Belarusian protesters.

Lukashenko also insisted that it was he who saved Belarus from the economic collapse in the 1990s.

At the end of this address, he bowed to the participants of the pro-regime rally, a move he’s done for the first time in his 26-year-long rule. According to the Belarusian authorities, 50,000 people participated in the pro-regime rally in Minsk.

The crowd responded to Lukashenko’s speech by chanting “Father!” and “Thank you!” as the perennial president was leaving the stage.

(c) KyivPost

14 comments

  • “According to Lukashenko, it is the West that stands behind hundreds of Belarusian protesters.”

    No wonder Luka got 80% of the votes. We saw these hundreds today, at your supporters rally.

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  • “…Aleksandr Lukashenko asserted that Belarus faces an existential threat from NATO and Ukraine.”
    Come off it, Luka. Only the dumbest and drunkest goofballs in the most backward villages will believe this sort of garbage. It is you who will be slithering around on knees … either before the people or before the pedophile dwarf in the Kremlin.

    “We don’t have to be Europe’s toilet!” he said.
    Of course. But, being the toilet of mafia land is okay.

    “The crowd responded to Lukashenko’s speech by chanting “Father!” and “Thank you!” as the perennial president was leaving the stage.”
    Ah, yes, images of the movie “1984” come alive with these words…

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  • ‘Belarus is not Europe’s toilet’. No, it’s RuSSia’s toilet.

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    • Meanwhile, the founder of the WarGonzo project, Semyon Pegov, who was most recently detained in Minsk, reports with reference to sources in the Belarusian security agencies that the Prosecutor General of Belarus and Lukashenka’s son personally apologized to the “Wagnerites” (which one is not specified).

      F@ck the Rabbit!

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  • Nato should not have dignified this utter garbage with a response. This once-mighty organisation is now a crypto-Marxist outfit that is riddled with putinoid fascist scum.
    Time for Poland, Pribaltika, Britain, Canada and the US to withdraw and form a new power bloc with Georgia and Ukraine bolted on. It should have a new brand name that does what it says on the tin: AFIAA. (Anti-Fascist-Imperialist Agression Alliance).

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  • https://t.me/belteanews/11543
    Another numerical comparison of the two rallies – in terms of the area they occupied.

    The opposition has 127 thousand people, while the president’s supporters have 12.6 thousand people. Ten times.

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  • Tut.by readers report that in several districts of Minsk they are detaining people leaving the rally. How many were detained is unknown.

    Euroradio confirms that there are arrests and that they are being carried out “at random” in the center and on the outskirts of the city.

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  • The rallies in Minsk took place all day peacefully – without clashes and detentions. “Radio Liberty” reports that in the evening, near the GUM, law enforcement officers in civilian clothes jumped out of a white minibus without numbers and dragged several people into it. The crowd is outraged, the newspaper’s correspondent notes.

    https://t.me/radiosvaboda/6962

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  • “They dress up on TV, how to live further …”

    Belarusian TV now.everything is good.

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  • англійський масон

    “We don’t have to be Europe’s toilet!” he said.
    ‘We can be russia’s toilet!’

    “You’ll be standing on your knees like Ukraine and other countries and pray to no one knows whom,” he said.
    So which is it, standing or kneeling? Ukraine is far from on her knees, she might have been on her knees under the USSR, but she is rising, its not going to be an overnight thing, many years of commie fuckery have built a mountain to climb, but the climb has at least started.
    Belarus now stands in the same position as Ukraine as we can all see.
    The shithole on the other hand has sunk to crawl on its belly like a snake, getting lower daily.

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  • Two more Belarusian enterprises announced that they intend to join the nationwide strike – these are Belaruskali and Naftan, writes Tut.by. The workers of the factories demand the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko and the head of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina, the release of political prisoners and new elections. Protest rallies took place this week at thirty of the largest enterprises in Belarus.

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  • The press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Olga Chemodanova told a TASS correspondent that her department “does not confirm the facts of detention of citizens on Sunday during the actions of those who disagree with the official voting results in the presidential elections.”

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