The statement of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, about Crimea during a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Union State is the recognition of the peninsula as the territory of Russia, according to the Belarusian parliamentarian, Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh.
Commenting on the words of the Belarusian leader, Savinykh noted that Minsk “has long considered Crimea to be the territory of Russia, it just wasn’t formalized for the Russian media space.” Answering the question of whether Lukashenko’s words were recognition of Crimea as the Russian territory, the parliamentarian assured that it was, “beyond any doubt.”
It is recalled that yesterday, on November 4, Lukashenko complained that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, did not take him to the Crimean trip.
“Ukraine has closed the sky for Belarus and we cannot get through Ukraine to Crimea in any way. And there we have a property and other issues. Vladimir Vladimirovich promised me that he would take me with him to the Crimea, but today he left alone and did not invite me with him,” Lukashenko complained.
On National Unity Day which was celebrated yesterday around Russia, the President of Belarus also noted that Belarusians support the fraternal people of Russia and wish the Crimeans to keep strong in this difficult time, RIA Novosti reports.
“I would like to ask my friend, colleague, Vladimir Vladimirovich, if there is any opportunity, at least through the leadership of Crimea, to pass the warmest congratulations from Belarusians to Crimeans, wish them good health and courage in this difficult time. They should understand that they are not alone, we are all close and will hold on to each other and help in these difficult times,” Lukashenko said.