16 Sep 2020 17:39

Lukashenko accuses U.S., its satellites of aggression against Belarus

MINSK. Sept 16 (Interfax) - The Belarusian authorities have not allowed and will not allow any plans aimed at destroying the country to be put into practice, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"Now we can look back and take a more detailed look at all stages of the plan to destroy our country. Fortunately, we haven't allowed and won't allow this scenario to become a reality," the Belarusian state-run news agency BelTA quoted Lukashenko as saying on Wednesday at a meeting with the country's core politicians.

"A step-by-step analysis of events in the country will help to expose the true intensions and tactics of not even foreign opponents of Belarus, but aggressors," who "have been scrupulously preparing for this H-hour for the past decade," he said.

"Let's call these actors by their names in order to tear off all masks. At the level of global centers, it's, above all, the United States of America. To be more precise, it's their network of foundations for support of so-called democracy. American satellites - Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and, regrettably, our Ukraine - have actively been working on the European continent," Lukashenko said.

Each of the aforementioned countries has been playing its role, he said.

"For instance, the Czech Republic has long served as a resource hub, Poland has been an incubator for media channels (Belsat, Nexta, etc.) and then a platform for alternative governments in exile," Lukashenko said.

"Lithuania, offended by the subject of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant, is like the battering ram of Belarusian-European relations. Ukraine, despite our unwavering support for it (for instance, as regards its territorial integrity and other matters), has become a vanguard of political provocations contrary to the spirit of our relations," he said.

"Thus, we clearly see the subjects of this process, their guides, and their accomplices. The organizers borrowed their tactics from a classic American manual on color revolutions. This is the well-known Gene Sharp," Lukashenko said.

Lukashenko criticized neighboring countries' "unfriendly policy."

"In recent years, we've forgotten what our neighbors' unfriendly policy is like. But their anti-Belarusian essence hasn't gone anywhere and has been demonstrated in full. Moreover, it has even come to an attempt at encroaching on our sovereignty and even our territorial integrity," he said.