If there is a threat of outbreak of a new world war, the Russian Armed Forces (Armed Forces) will be deployed in Belarus. This was stated by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on July 9.
“If necessary, there will be not just a base here. All the Russian Armed Forces will be deployed here, if necessary. If there is a danger of unleashing a new world war. That’s all,” said Lukashenko during a meeting with journalists and members of the public.
At the same time Lukashenko pointed out that Russia would not deploy its nuclear weapons in Belarus, because it makes no sense. According to the Belarusian leader, Moscow and Minsk have a tough military-political alliance.
“I would be interested if some serious missile systems were deployed here. But they cannot be brought directly to the theater of military operations – right in the garden of the NATOs – because they will be fired from the most conventional weapons and there is no need for missiles against them. That is why Russia will never move nuclear warheads here, especially since they will be under fire directly from the territories of Poland and Lithuania,” the Belarusian leader added.
Earlier on July 30, during a meeting with the public, Lukashenko declared his readiness to station the Russian Armed Forces in the country, if it was necessary for the security of the Union State. However, he noted that at the moment there’s no need for that.
Lukashenko also pointed out that along the borders of Belarus there is a systematic build-up of the offensive military infrastructure of NATO. According to him, the republic, being a link between the West and the East, found itself in the “epicenter of civilization confrontation.
On the same day, the Kremlin pointed out that the Belarusian authorities did not appeal to the Russian authorities about the possibility of stationing Russian armed forces in the republic.