Lukashenka to Belarusians: Don’t think about war! Economy in trouble

Famous Belarusian brands should be preserved, it is the question of honour for the country, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said during Thursday’s visit to Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ trademark).

At the same time, he added that investments for the development of Belarusian mechanical engineering companies would be provided only if concrete target markets are available.  

Meeting with the workers, the president promised that Belarus would overcome its economic woes, preserving peace in the country.

“Do not think about war. Economy is our main problem today. If we live through these difficult times, and they will be over sooner or later, we will then be afraid of nothing. We will overcome it. We are strong people,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka as saying.

In his opinion, when there is a war in the country, people do not talk about salaries or pensions, they need peace. “We are not going to fight anyone. We will not do it. We are not going to set anyone against us. We are not going to attack anyone,” the Belarusian leader said.

According to him, Belarus has modernized its Armed Forces and is ready to provide an immediate response to any threats from outside.

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