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All Russian Citizens Are Brothers for Belarusians, Lukashenko Says


Belarusians have brotherly feelings for all Russian nationals, not just for Russian people proper, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview aired on the Russia-1 TV channel, TASS reports.
“I was thinking more about what Russian citizens represent for Belarus, for Belarusian people, and also for myself. This is a very close brotherly nation, they are our brothers. And not just Russians, but all citizens of Russia, including Russians,” he said in response to a question whether he considers Russia a brother, an ally, or a neighbor.

He noted that both Russia and Belarus have a “common root.” “What …

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