Belarusian President Doesn’t Believe ‘People have a Decent life in Nagorno-Karabakh’

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (left) meets with Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan on March 28, 2017 in Minsk (Photo: President of the Republic of Belarus)
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (left) meets with Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan on March 28, 2017 in Minsk (Photo: President of the Republic of Belarus)

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (left) meets with Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan on March 28, 2017 in Minsk (Photo: President of the Republic of Belarus)

MINSK, Belarus (President of the Republic of Belarus)—President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko doesn’t believe that “people have a decent life in Nagorno-Karabakh today,” Lukashenko said during his meeting with Armenian Ambassador Armen Khachatryan.

Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia, Armenia’s permanent representative at the CIS Khachatryan on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission in Belarus.

The President emphasized that Belarus and Armenia have absolutely identical positions on all issues on international agenda. “We understand the policy that is pursued by the current leadership of Armenia and was pursued by the previous leadership,” he continued.

The President also remarked: “There are issues of concern for Armenians and Belarusians. For example, Nagorno-Karabakh. I will openly say that it is not our issue, not my issue. We have nothing to do there. There are conflicting parties that must handle the issue. We have a univocal position: Armenia and Azerbaijan should sit at the negotiating table and solve this problem without any strong or weak mediators. If they want to use someone as a guarantor, they must make this decision together. It is the right time to solve this issue today.”

The President also spoke about the extradition of blogger Alexander Lapshin. “Does Armenia have anything to do with it? Armenia has never told me anything about Lapshin. Only one country, Azerbaijan, put him on the wanted list. When he was apprehended here I thought why it happened right here. He could have gone anywhere else. Belarus would not have been involved in it. But he was. Interpol knew about it. We had to report and we did it as law-abiding people. What did we have to do with him? We had to extradite him to the country which had put him on the wanted list. Moreover, I will say it in public for the first time: no one wanted to take him back. They started to play this card later. He is the citizen of three countries, and neither of them needed him. They just wanted to get rid of this problem. Therefore, there are always subtexts in all issues which will be always used to someone’s advantage.”

The head of state continued: “You should know the main thing: we have been close people and will remain so. Armenia may have a different attitude to Azerbaijan, but Azerbaijan is also a close state and close people for us. We lived in one country some time ago. Why should we quarrel with Azerbaijan or Armenia? Perhaps, we will be useful for Azerbaijan and Armenia someday. Not as mediators. Therefore, I do not want to interfere. This position derives from the wisdom of the Belarusian and Armenians peoples.”

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  1. Shahen said:

    Hey Lukash Alkash lay off the bottle and worry about your own people and ask them if they live a “descent” life. Armenians will worry about their two nations. Last time I checked us Artsakh Armenians live a great life in our free and independant country. You can make deals with the devil however your dictatorship will come to end like your fanboy in Azerbaran. You two make up two sides of a sinking ship. Clown!

  2. serop said:

    This dictator, much like aliyev are sucking their nations dry
    I wonder what promise aliyev made him so as he agreed to send an innocent man to prison
    The man stinks of greed & corruption, half his own nation is starving and the number of young Belarusian women that are being driven to prostitution in UAE, Azerbaijan & Turkey is rising daily
    We dont need support of these people

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