Belarusian President Calls Zelensky ‘Just Garbage’
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo/UNIAN
MINSK – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko lashed out at his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky, accusing him of trying to drag Belarus into Kiev’s conflict with Moscow.
Lukashenko told the media that a Russian A-50 reconnaissance aircraft suffered minor damage in a drone strike on Machulishchy airbase in Belarus last week. He added that the attack was carried out by “terrorists” recruited from the Ukrainian Security Service. (SBU).
“There can only be one conclusion… President Zelensky is trash. Just rubbish, because such operations are never carried out without the approval of the head of state and commander-in-chief. I tell you this as president,” said the Belarusian leader as quoted by RT, Wednesday (8/3/2023).
The exact words Lukashenko uses are gnida, which is Russian for nits or nits.
According to Lukashenko, Zelensky has been making circles around Belarus and talking about signing a non-aggression pact between Kiev and Minsk under the auspices of the United Nations, but at the same time doing things like this.
“I know that they want to drag us into the war at the behest of America,” Lukashenko said.
In a comment addressed to Zelensky’s government, he stated: “If you think that by challenging us in this way you will be able to drag us into tomorrow’s war…then you are wrong.”
The Belarusian leader first revealed that Ukraine had offered his country a “non-aggression pact” in late January. At the time, Lukashenko said such a deal would be redundant, as Minsk has no aggressive plans against its neighbour.
Belarus is a close ally of Russia, with the two countries creating a joint military grouping on Belarusian territory in the fall. According to Minsk, this is necessary to deal with the perceived threat from the West, which he said is keen to involve Belarus in the Ukrainian conflict in order to broaden the front line and expand the resources of the Russian troops.