Uladzimir Chushau named new Belarusian ambassador to Poland

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has named a new ambassador to Poland - Uladzimir Chuszhau. Handing him the nomination, the President Lukashenko warned Poland "not to flex its muscles."

"Let Poles fear no threats from our side," Lukashenko said. "But that does not mean that if they flex their muscles we will look upon it calmly. Including taking into account our joint army group with Russia in this direction."

At the same time, the Belarusian head of state gave his assurance that, "Poles are not alien people (to Belarusians - PAP)," and that there is a common understanding between the two societies.

"The coming years will be decisive for mutual relations in the long term," Lukashenko observed. "I won't say those relations don't have problems. There are plenty. But everything can be resolved," he said, addressing the new ambassador.

Uladzimir Chushau was previously Belarusian Ambassador to Serbia and worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as head of the legal-treaty department.