Gitanas Nauseda at the NATO summit forum Photo: facebook.com/nausedagitanas
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that Belarus "is no longer independent, it is another province of the Russian Federation." The United Transitional Cabinet believes that this interpretation creates a wrong perception of Belarus in the world and contributes to further isolation of our country and our people. Belarus is not a province of Russia, and the Belarusian people will not allow it to become one.
Belarus as a state is indeed losing its sovereignty by deepening its dependence on Russia. The criminal actions of the Russian leadership and Lukashenka's puppet regime have lead to it. However, this is happening contrary to the will of the Belarusian people, their desire for independence and freedom.
The absolute majority of Belarusians are in favor of the sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus, against the accession of Belarus to the Russian Federation, as well as the participation in the aggression against Ukraine, unleashed with the support of the illegitimate regime of Lukashenka. Throughout their history, Belarusians have fought and are courageously fighting for the freedom and independence of their country and are helping Ukraine to achieve victory over Russia.
The United Transition Cabinet welcomes the statement by the leaders of Lithuania, Poland and Latvia addressed to the Secretary General of NATO which claims that the Belarusian people need support. A democratic, free, independent European Belarus is important to the Alliance and to all our international partners. In this regard, the United Transitional Cabinet calls on the leadership of all allies of democratic Belarus to speak out for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Belarus. Russia's actions to undermine the Belarusian sovereignty must be condemned and its leadership should be held accountable.
The United Transitional Cabinet calls on the partner countries to take practical measures to support the Belarusian people in their resistance to dictatorship and to oppose Russia's attempts to incorporate our country.