Lukashenko threatens Ukraine and fears NATO will invade Belarus
Lukashenko first urged Ukraine and Russia to sit down at the negotiating table, but then began to intimidate Ukraine.
This was stated by self-proclaimed President of Belarus Aliaksandr Lukashenka in his message to the Belarusian people and the national assembly.
Lukashenka said that NATO countries are preparing to invade Belarusian territory. To destroy the country.
Take my word for it, I've never deceived you. They (NATO countries - ed.) are preparing to invade Belarus to destroy our country.
Lukashenko began to intimidate his people that regiments and legions are being formed in the West to carry out a coup in the country.
Moreover, in his speech the dictator did not leave Ukraine out. First he called on Russia and Ukraine to introduce an immediate ceasefire and start negotiations. And then he added that if the West again "uses this time to cheat", Russia should use phosphorus munitions, depleted uranium, enriched uranium and all other weapons.
He also stated several times that a nuclear power cannot be defeated.
Artur Zayonts specialises in news from the frontline. A historian by education, Arthur has always sought to bring depth and context to his journalistic work.