Former KGB chief had to justify himself for Lukashenka
7:46, — Politics
Sciapan Sukharenka, Belarus’ ambassador to Yerevan, had to justify himself for the ruler’s words.
He claimed that Lukashenka’s statements in the meeting with the heads of CIS media were not targeted against Armenia.
“I cannot comment on the speech’s separate fragments – it is necessary to have the whole speech before yourself to understand, what exactly was meant”, - the ambassador said. This way or another, he added, one should not think that Belarus is against Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union. “By now means. The country’s president unambiguously claimed that we stand for the enlargement of the Customs Union, we are for new partners. Armenia is a brotherly, friendly country, and we will vote with both hands for its accession to the Customs Union at all the stages”, - Sciapan Sukharenka emphasized in an interview to the Armenia News agency.
We would remind that Lukashenka’s press-conference for CIS media took place on 21 October. In his speech the Belarusian ruler claimed that when accepting Armenia into the Customs Union, Azerbaijan’s opinion should be considered from the point of view of the unsettled territorial issues between the two countries.
Sciapan Sukharenka was the head of KGB in Belarus during the presidential elections in 2006 and became widely known for accusing opposition of preparing terroristic acts and poisoning tap water in Minsk by the means of dead rats.
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