New conflict? Lukashenko confirms Russian General Staff's concerns about NATO

19.12.2019, Minsk.

Increased activity of NATO forces has been observed in the European states adjacent to Belorussia, the President of Belorussia Aleksandr Lukashenko said on December 19 at the Security Council meeting, the Belorussian leader’s official website reports.

According to Lukashenko, disagreements between the USA, China, the EU, and Russia are the main reason why the number of arms has been rapidly growing recently. The Belorussian leader added that NATO refers to Russian threat to justify the reinforcement of its Eastern European units.

In addition to transparency in national security, the Belorussian leader outlined the key military and political principles of his state, “The Belorussian army never threatened, is not threatening, and will never threaten anyone. It is a means of preventing war; however, it must be able not only to repel any aggression, but also to inflict unacceptable damage on the aggressor.”

Lukashenko added that the experts of the Belorussian General Staff will be tasked with updating the national security strategy taking into account the emerging kinds of warfare.

On December 17, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation concluded that NATO is preparing to a large-scale active conflict based on the scenario of the alliance’s exercise in Eastern Europe.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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