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All Russian Citizens Are Brothers for Belarusians, Lukashenko Says

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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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