Lukashenka: Neither I, nor any of our generals and military leaders would want any “war” img class=”aligncenter” src=”https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/7/78/756431135712787.jpg” alt=”Lukashenko announced his unwillingness to start a 'war'” />
Neither the President of Belarus, nor any of the country's military leaders would like to start a new war in Europe. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA reports.
“I want you to understand me not only as a president, but also as a person in charge of the armed forces. Neither I, nor any of our generals and military leaders would like any war, — he said.
At the same time, he noted that unwillingness does not mean inaction, especially “when before your eyes there is an example of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.” “Belarus was brought to its knees. We all talk about heroism, but we forget about the mistakes that were made, — Lukashenko said and noted that “we must not repeat these mistakes.”
In mid-January, Lukashenko pointed out that 30 thousand foreign military, along with equipment and weapons. He also argued that in these states “on a rotational basis” there are between 8,000 and 10,000 US military personnel.
On January 24, against the background of the ongoing escalation in eastern Ukraine, NATO announced the transfer of troops, ships and aircraft to Eastern Europe. Military equipment and additional units will be sent to Bulgaria, Romania and Lithuania.
In turn, Russia and Belarus agreed to conduct joint exercises “Allied Resolve” in February of this year. Lukashenka previously said that the maneuvers would take place against the backdrop of “the ongoing militarization of European countries.”
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