I am not against selling electricity to Lithuania and Ukraine, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to the staff of Lida Central District Hospital on 26 October, BelTA has learned.
“That's how things have turned. Fortunately, in our favor. But we don't want to take advantage of that. I'm not that kind of person. As I often say, I grew up in the village, and everyone looked out for each other," the head of state said. “Of course, we could turn our back on them and not supply, for example, electricity to Lithuania and suggest them buying this electricity in the European Union where it is ten times more expensive. But we feel sorry for their people. Let alone Ukraine. They are our kith and kin. The situation there is dire today,” he said.
"I feel sorry for their people. Therefore, when the prime minister recently reported to me that they asked for electricity, I said that we need to help. That's it. As for their government… You know what kind of government they have. They are controlled from the outside. They are under the thumb of the United States today. Their very existence hinges of financial aid from the USA. Are we going to make that situation any worse for them? This would be ungodly," the Belarusian leader said.
“Therefore, I said that we will help. It would be mean not to help a suffering neighbor when we have excess capacities. This would be un-Slavic or un-Christian," the president said. “Many suggest punishing them. Listen, who are we going to punish? Regular folks?"
Written by belta.by