Alexander Lukashenkoon: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
In the case of the increasing activity of the NATO on the border of Belarus Minsk, you may need a more effective missile weapons. On Tuesday, November 6, at a meeting with a group of American analysts said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA has learned.
The head of state said that the new weapons will need to Minsk in the case if NATO will continue to “intimidate” the Republic, for example, the establishment of a military base of NATO in Poland. Lukashenka added that recently Belarus itself has created its missile industry and made its high-precision missiles.
“So today I don’t even see a need to involve another state on the territory of Belarus, including Russia, to carry out our functions. That is why we are categorically against the deployment, the more base air force [Russia]. While the approach of any aircraft from the territory of Russia, if need be — three to five minutes. Then why the base is here, why to nominate and substitute a blow of a possible aggressor, pushing air base to the front,” — said the Belarusian President.
Lukashenka also indicated that conversations about the emergence of the Russian military base in the Republic are nothing more than “chatter”. “It’s just some PR junk. From a practical point of view there is no need. It will be necessary, we say this publicly. But we don’t want to initiate any steps you to think that the Belarusians are kind of crazy: they say one thing, do another and preparing for war. We don’t want this,” he said.
“But to defend themselves, if necessary, we will not like in the old days. You know what we’ve lost in the last war every third. By the way, fought together against fascism”, — Lukashenko recalled to Americans the history of the Second world war.
In mid-September the President of Poland Andrzej Duda called for Washington to send to the Republic of more American troops. The US President Donald trump has promised to consider the placement 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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