Alexander Lukashenko sends over a "Cynical" Independence Day Greeting to Ukraine
Lukashenko wished Ukraine "peaceful skies, tolerance, courage, strength and success in restoring a decent life.”
According to Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian Leader, offered what is deemed a “cynical” Independence Day greeting which Ukraine denied. It was followed up with Ukraine bashing Belarus for allowing Russia to stage attacks from its territories. On his website, Alexander Lukashenko wished Ukraine "peaceful skies, tolerance, courage, strength and success in restoring a decent life.”
Russia and Belarus have been in a growing alliance ever since February when Russian initiated its invasion of Ukraine. Belarus has allowed Russian offensive strikes to be sent from their territories.
"I am convinced that today's disputes will not be able to destroy the centuries-old foundation of sincere good neighborly relations between the peoples of the two countries.”
Alexander Lukashenko said.
"Lukashenko truly believes the world does not notice his participation in crimes against Ukraine. That is why he cynically wishes us a 'peaceful sky' while allowing deadly rockets to hit us.”
Mykhailo Podolyak, a Senior Ukrainian presidential aide responded.
Lukashenko described Belarus as "the only country in the world to support Russia in its fight against Nazism" in July. He also claimed that Belarus was “dragged” into the war by Ukraine’s actions.