MINSK, 6 July (BelTA) – Belarus will not become an expendable bargaining chip and will defend its sovereignty by all means possible, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting to discuss response to sanctions on 6 July, BelTA has learned.
"Those who have chosen Belarus as a geopolitical target have forgotten that they are dealing with a nation that has been through a lot, but that has never been brought to its knees and that has never pleaded for mercy. This will never happen, and there is nothing that can bring us to our knees. Our nation has always fought for truth and justice. We will not become an expendable bargaining chip and will defend our sovereignty by all means possible," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
These principles should underpin the work of all participants of the meeting, the president pointed out.