Alexander Lukashenkoon: Victor Tolochko / RIA Novosti
Belarus is concerned about the possible appearance of American military bases on the territory of Poland, now Minsk and Moscow think of an adequate response to the step of Washington. On Wednesday, October 31, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, reports TASS.
“Of course we are concerned. If, for example, in Poland, politicians say that they are willing to spend billions of dollars in order to place American weapons, and to get there, the battalions of Americans, and create a “Fort trump,” of course, we are not idiots, we, of course, react to it with its main ally, think about how we can resist all that” — said the Belarusian leader, speaking at a meeting of the Core group of the Munich security conference.
While Minsk and Moscow think about the answer that will require minimal cost. “We are not rich, we and Russia, you’re much richer, we are looking for an adequate response in this situation, anyhow?” — said the Belarusian leader.
Lukashenka also expressed the view that those who “brandishes nuclear warheads, I don’t think about their own safety and the safety of his people.” “Does [the U.S. President] Donald trump, making a statement of withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), thinks about Belarus? He may not know that there is such a Belarus and the millions of people who just want to live normally”, — said the President of Belarus.
Lukashenka believes that trump’s statement about intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty which the American leader did on 20 October, is a game and that’s never going to happen. “If they would withdraw from the Treaty, it will do nothing. The danger lies elsewhere: even talking about it is harmful,” — said Lukashenko.
In mid-September the President of Poland Andrzej Duda called for Washington to send to the Republic of more American troops. Trump has promised to consider the possibility of placing in Poland of a permanent American base. The subject was asked to name “Fort trump.” 4 Oct Duda said that the decision on creation of the database has already been made, and Warsaw are ready to invest in building the necessary infrastructure to ensure the continued presence of the American armed forces. According to the Polish leader, it will be a deterrent to possible Russian aggression.
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