President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko continues to actively attract the attention of the Russian public to his person. On November 25, 2019, the Belarusian leader, at a meeting in Minsk with the governor of the Kaliningrad region of Russia Anton Alikhanov, said that his country had been responsible for the Kaliningrad region since Soviet times and still has this attitude.
Why do I say "our Kaliningraders"? I often say to Yeltsin and Vladimir Vladimirovich (Putin - ed.) When we discuss some problems: Kaliningrad is our region, we were responsible for it and we are responsible, first of all, not Russia. Putin says: “I do not mind”
- said Lukashenko.
Lukashenko noted that in Soviet times there was a lot of talk about which republic of the USSR to join the Kaliningrad region. According to the president of Belarus, it may even be good that the Kaliningrad region was not joined to anyone. After all, Crimea was annexed to Ukraine, but it turned out to be wrong.
Lukashenko emphasized that Belarus still turned out to be practically responsible for the Kaliningrad region, as it was the closest, therefore there are enough potential points for growth. After that, he turned to investment issues and discussion of further interaction.
It should be recalled that earlier Lukashenko said that Moscow could give away weapons to Minsk for free and call condition for refusing integration with Russia.