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Lukashenko: It's not about power, I don't want the country to be cut into pieces

It is not about power. Alternative forces must not cut the country into pieces. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement on 1 September while talking about the situation in the country, BelTA reports.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I am concerned about only one thing: I want to protect something we've been building for a quarter of the century with our own hands. We've revived the country from ruins and the ashes.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that millions of people support him and he fears that if alternative forces rise to power, they will cut everything into pieces, they will start cutting these people and their children. “It is what I am concerned about. Not power the way some people say in Russia: Lukashenko is holding on to power with fingers that have gone blue. I don't want my country to be cut into pieces. I built this country on ruins of an empire. I don't want honest, decent people, who worked for it, to be cut. It will not be lustration as some say. It will be slaughter. It will be much worse than what happened in Ukraine,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.