Lukashenko decided to go with Putin to Crimea and recognize the Russian peninsula

Many Russian artists and other Russian citizens fell under Kiev's sanctions for unauthorized visits to Crimea. The Kremlin replied to this that Lukashenka had an invitation to visit Crimea. Subscribe to YouTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our YouTube channel Истoчник It's not a secret for me or for Putin, '' & mdash; he said in an interview with RIA Novosti. '' & Mdash; No questions asked. I told him & mdash; when you invite us, then we will fly '', & mdash; clarified the President of Belarus. Video Lukashenko added that he had already discussed this issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the issue of Crimea's ownership after its entry into the Russian Federation is not discussed. In order not to aggravate relations, we through Ukraine & mdash; some by train, some by car, some by plane. Now the sky has been closed. '' & lt; … & gt; I say: “ Well, show me the Crimea. “ We talked about this three times [with Vladimir Putin]. < p>& laquo; Crimea & mdash; de facto & lt; … & gt; this is the Russian Crimea. On National Unity Day, November 4, Lukashenko publicly complained that Putin had not taken him with him to Crimea, and asked the Russian president to travel to St. “ We will act instantly against any attempts to legitimize the occupation of Crimea by Russia, against any attempts to impose contacts with the so-called LPR or DPR. Visiting him, bypassing the Ukrainian border guards, is considered a crime. And he had to decide for himself when the time would be more convenient, [when] it was warmer there, even the ideal [time] was. Kiev responded to these statements with the threat of sanctions. “ The President of Belarus has a valid invitation to visit Crimea, the oldest one, '' & mdash; said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov. & lt; … & gt; My visit to Crimea, to which I have every right, under whose protectorate, leadership … this is my Crimea. A visit to Crimea will mean the recognition of the Russian peninsula, the President of Belarus said. “ Ukraine has closed the sky for us. “ Vladimir Vladimirovich promised me everything that he would take me with him to the Crimea and show me new items, what was new there '' … & gt ;. But today one left and did not invite me with him & lt; … & gt ;. Ukraine considers the peninsula to be its occupied territory. We have our own sanatorium in Crimea, in Miskhor, where people have always traveled and flew. I told Putin: “ Think about how we can get to Crimea. & lt; … & gt; The president [Putin] suggested to me, he said: “ Come on. Well, if not to Crimea, then maybe we'll go to St. According to Lukashenko, he has repeatedly discussed this issue with Vladimir Putin Alexander Lukashenko President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced that he intends to visit Crimea, this would mean the recognition of the peninsula as part of Russia. & lt; … & gt; If the president has already arrived there with the president of Russia & mdash; listen, what other confessions can there be? Petersburg, '', & mdash; Lukashenka said then. This happened after Ukraine closed its airspace to Belarusian aircraft after the incident with the landing of Ryanair flight with opposition leader Roman Protasevich on board on 23 May. Petersburg together. And if at least one plane of the Belarusian airline ends up on the territory of the occupied Crimea, sanctions will be inevitable with all the ensuing consequences, '', & mdash; said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova. We will not fly through Poland either: they are not allowed there either, '', & mdash; said then the President of Belarus. In June 2021, Lukashenko said that Moscow and Minsk will work out the issue of opening flights to Crimea.