Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Lukashenka: Russia has to protect LPR and DPR to keep face

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The Belarusian president is holding a press conference for Russian regional media at the National Library in Minsk.

"But for Russia, the LNR and DPR would have lost long ago. Russia has to defend and support these territories for various reasons from personal rating to the fact that brothers live there,” Lukashenka said.

“There can be no winners in this war,” he stressed. He does not understand why they are fighting for Donetsk Airport, Alyaksandr Lukashenka confessed.