He welcomed the with absolute satisfaction Kremlin his statement Alexander Lukashenko that the Crimea is Russian. In fact, he expressed that there is no doubt that at the right time o President of Russia, Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Belarus will visit the area together.
This was stated by the spokesman for the Russian leader, Dmitry Peshkov, who described as “significant” the declaration of recognition of the peninsula as “Russian territory” by the Lukashenko. “Obviously now in Crimea is not the best time for such trips,” said Peskov, adding that “I have no doubt that at the right time the two presidents will agree and visit Crimea.” and at the moment it is not considered a specific city on the peninsula, but a journey in general.
“Of course, a very important statement was made by President Lukashenko that, in the view of the Belarusian side, Crimea is de facto and de jure Russian,” the Kremlin spokesman said, referring to the Belarusian president’s statement in an extensive interview. on Russian state television, where he claimed that “everyone understood that Crimea was de facto Russian and after the 2014 referendum it became de jure” and added that he had no disagreement on the issue with Vladimir Putin, from whom he had even asked three times to “guide” him to the peninsula and they have already jointly agreed that they will make this trip in due time.
Ukraine is reacting
Reacting to the statements Lukashenko the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, stated that his country will evaluate his actions Lukashenko and not the words and “if Belarus really recognizes the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia, it will cause an irreparable blow to the Ukrainian-Belarusian relations, we will proceed with a general reaction”, according to the agency. Ukrinform.
Taking another step towards rupture with UkraineBelarussian President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he would “support Moscow in the event of a Ukrainian attack” and would be “in close financial, legal and political relations with Russia”, claiming he would never support the “nationalists” who seized power in Kiev “, but also that he will do everything” so that Ukraine becomes ours, because Ukraine is ours, the people there are ours “, without specifying who exactly he refers to and what exactly he means when he uses possessive pronouns and states that “these are not feelings, but my beliefs.”
THE Belarus does not need to pass any special laws recognizing Crimea “as Russian,” he said. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting with obvious satisfaction on the statements of its president Belarus.
Its proclamation Crimea as part of the Russian referendum in March 2014 and the 96.77% of voters who voted in favor of this prospect during the Russian administration is not recognized by the majority of countries and all international organizations, while it is denounced as a Russian attack from Kiev, which considers its peninsula Crimea temporarily occupied territory Of Ukraine.