So far, the republic has enough of its own forces to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity, the president said.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that in case of external aggression, Minsk and Moscow will use a joint group of troops.
вЂњBut if there is a twitch outside (Belarus), it is necessary to use a joint grouping of the armed forces, the basis of which is the Belarusian army. And the Russians must support us and follow us,вЂќ Lukashenko said.
Also, according to him, not a single serviceman of the Russian Federation is on the territory of Belarus, the republic has enough own forces to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
вЂњNot a single soldier from Russia crossed our border. We are still coping on our own. But our voice, hand, or leg will not even tremble in order to calm down together anyone who twitches on the western border of the Union State,вЂќ Lukashenko said ...
The head of state believes that in the event of an aggravation of the situation, Belarus may turn into a вЂњtheater of military operationsвЂќ, which Western countries use against the Russian Federation. Lukashenko noted that he shares this point of view with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
вЂњYou heard yesterday the statement of our neighbor and my good friend. This is not because the Russians want to protect Belarus. Listen, we will defend ourselves. But the Russian president and I understand what can happen if we miss,вЂќ the president said.
In this case, Lukashenko believes, Belarus may turn into a theater of military operations, вЂњwhere other people's issues will be resolved.вЂќ
вЂњThey (the West) do not need Belarus. Belarus is a springboard, as usual, to Russia. But not in the same way that Hitler threw the Center's army group on Moscow,вЂќ Lukashenko said.
Let us remind you that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko promised to respond to the sanctions of a number of countries, in particular neighboring ones.