Belarus rejects absorption by Russia

MINSK. Sept 29 (Interfax) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday vehemently rejected Russian proposals for his country to become part of Russia as a proposed structural option for the planned Union State of Russia and Belarus.

"We have many people who will not accept Belarus' entry into any other country," he told a news conference in Minsk.

"Even Stalin didn't go as far as that. Why should we mess around like that?" he said.

The aim of the proposals is blame me with not wanting integration, Lukashenko said.

"I don't want to be the first and last Belarussian president," he said.

"As soon as I've made that decision it will be the beginning of the end of President Lukashenko. And not only of the president. Other forces will come here, and there will be something here that we had at the beginning of the 1990s," he said.

"As soon as Belarus becomes part of Russia it'll be worse here than in Chechnya. We'll have people coming in from Georgia, from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic countries. They are ready today to come here with weapons. Money will be given for that," Lukashenko said.

"Equality is the main principle. We needn't put everything together and divide it equally. We would end up with having a lot more than we could cope with. The principle of equality means equal rights, no borders, the same set of rules, the same legislation," he said.