Belarusian Leader Alexander Lukashenko Will Not Let the West Humiliate Him and His Country
During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on September 26, 2022, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus and Russia will not let the Collective West humiliate them.
“No one will tolerate humiliation. Russia is a gigantic country. What kind of humiliation can there be?” Lukashenko stated.
According to a report by TASS, Lukashenko said that Belarus and Russia would not bother having a dialogue with the Collective West, in the case that the latter disrespects the two slavic nations. Lukashenko added that the United States government “starting from the previous president’s tenure, has put a crown on its head” in its efforts to rule the world.
“To those who want to live in peace with us and respect us, we keep the door open. We are ready for this, but we will not tolerate humiliation,” Lukashenko cautioned. “Not a single Russian person will let any president, including President Putin, to accept this treatment,”
Lukashenko hopes that European leaders listen to the grievances of their citizens who are protesting rising energy costs brought about by the misguided sanctions war against Russia and Europe’s destructive energy policies.
“I watched the morning news: the whole of Europe is simmering. In the richest country, Germany, everyone is on the streets, everyone is protesting. Someday the message will be driven home. I think it will,” the Belarusian leader proclaimed.
The Belarusian leader is also confident that the Collective West will keep purchasing Belarusian and Russian fertilizers.
“They are buying now. It’s more difficult, of course. The people who want to buy and who want to pay are getting blocked there. But we find ways and sell,” he stated.
Lukashenko believes Belarus and Russia are on the right path.
“We will win. We have no other way out,” he proclaimed.
Belarus has grown closer to Russia in recent years largely due to the fact that the EU and the US simply will not tolerate an authoritarian government on the European continent. Curiously, Belarus used to have a multi-vector foreign policy, where it attempted to play off Russia against the Collective West in order to extract as many benefits as possible from both sides. However, things changed during the Belarusian protests of 2020, when it appeared that a Western-backed Color Revolution was launched against Lukashenko’s government as the strongman sought a sixth term in office.
After that failed regime change attempt, Belarus has drastically shifted its orientation towards Russia, which makes sense. Russia is not going to moan about Belarus’ authoritarian government or its insufficient protections for LGBT rights. As time goes on, more and more countries will be aligning themselves with the Russia-China axis in an effort to counterbalance Western interests.