Lukashenko is Ukrainian by descent. His ancestry is from Sumy region – north-eastern Ukraine. He likes Ukraine and Ukrainians more than Russia and Russians in my opinion. He served in military in western Ukraine having said many good things about western Ukrainians. But he’s also a politician and a Belarusian born in Belarus. He will make decisions in the best interest of Belarus.

The relations between Russia and Belarus are such that Belarus gets cheap natural gas and crude oil from Russia. Also 50% of trade-turnover of Belarus is with Russia. Belarus sells most of her produce to Russia.

Lukashenko feels for Ukraine. He often calls the country “our Ukraine”. But there is little he can do in helping Ukraine.