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Lukashenko promises tough response to sanctions

MINSK DISTRICT, 5 March (BelTA) – Belarus will take a tough response to sanctions, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told media on 4 March.

“This is total hysterics, and, as you see, there are two types of politicians, or just two exponents from the politics, at the forefront. One lives in Warsaw and the other – in Berlin,” the head of state said.

The President noted: “I was deeply touched by how the German authorities (10-15 years ago) treated people who suffered in World War Two. Now I understand that all was just a game played by German politicians. If not they would have respected us for our enormous contribution to the peace. I am deeply concerned about this fact: how could they forget about it so quickly?” Alexander Lukashenko wondered.

As for the sanctions, the President noted that everyone believe the court should be independent. “They started from putting pressure on judges, and this was made not by chance. It was a signal to judges: if you take decisions not to the liking of Brussels or Washington, you will be denied a visa then,” the head of state said.

“They are itching to undermine our stability and destroy our state. We will not allow them to do it. We will take a harsh response to all their so-called sanction measures,” Alexander Lukashenko added.