Interview with Natsionalnaya Oborona Magazine
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an interview to editor-in-chief of the Russian magazine Natsionalnaya Oborona Igor Korotchenko on 9 November.
The conversation lasted for two and a half hours. The interview focused on the results of the recent session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, the essence and priorities of the development of Belarus-Russia integration. Another topical issue is the migration crisis. Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about who is to blame for the current situation. The President and the interviewer also discussed the overall situation in the region and in the world – the tension on the western borders, the situation in Ukraine, the increasing geological confrontation.
The head of state was also asked about the domestic agenda in Belarus – the analysis of the events of 2020, the work on the amendments to the Constitution and the preparations for the upcoming referendum, the epidemiological situation and the medical treatment of people. Taking into account the specialization of the magazine, the conversation also focused on the development of the Belarusian military-industrial complex, the cooperation with Russia in this field.
Aleksandr Lukashenko answered a number of personal questions. For example, he spoke about his hobbies and commitment to a healthy lifestyle.