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Lukashenka Lashes Out Against EU Sanctions

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka
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Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka
By RFE/RL's Russian Service
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has lashed out at the European Union for expanding sanctions against his country last week.

He singled out Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle for particular scorn when he made his remarks on March 4.

About Westerwelle, who is openly gay, Lukashenka said: "As for the second one who was screaming about a dictatorship... Having heard that, I thought to myself: better to be a dictator than to be gay."

Lukashenka also expressed confidence that Belarus would be allowed to host the 2014 World Ice Hockey Championship despite sanctions.

After the EU expanded sanctions on February 27, Minsk asked the EU's ambassador to Belarus and Poland's ambassador to leave the country.

The EU responded by recalling the ambassadors of all 27 EU member states.

With reporting by AFP and RIA Novosti
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by: Guido Westerwelle from: Not a closet, unlike some
March 04, 2012 20:24
That's not what you said in private, Alyosha.

by: Jack from: US
March 05, 2012 00:13
I'm curious why EU has to have 27 ambassadors if all member states are ordered to follow the same foreign policy? Just 1 ambassador from EU would suffice. So Lukashenka should get the point and kick those dozens of ambassadors out since they are useless anyhow. The orders are coming from Brussels and there should be only 1 ambassador. Essentially minion EU states like Czech or Hungary have no sovereign rights for the foregn policy any more and their ambassadors are nothing but a waste of money.

by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
March 05, 2012 03:36
Who are Europe's last dictator?
Is Lukashenka ordered the bombing Georgian cities, or any other?
Is Lukashenkа ordered the burning Georgian villages,or any other?
Who is on orders from Moscow burned Goethe, Druon, Hugo, Dreiser, introduced apartheid and racism in the territory of another country...Lukashenko's or a boy with Botox face?
Who gave an atomic bomb to Iran that oil prices were high?
...Again, Lukashenkа?

Why are European ambassadors have not left Russia when Putin invaded Georgian territory and imposed racism in the Caucasus?...or big uncle, can punch you in the face with his fist, let us swear at the little uncle?
It is obvious that there is a moral degradation of Western society (especially those who are in power), degeneration in the cowardly hypocrites...for oil and gas they will sell their mother..
Yes, Mr.Westerwelle?

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