“Do not think that I am exaggerating the situation [with the potential] to unleash some war. My words about a possible World War III were not a joke,” the Belarusian leader said.
“If they decide to encroach on Belarus, then, of course, Russia will respond because it sees us as their own. If, God forbid, Belarus falls down, then they will deploy missiles here, which is very close to Smolensk. Not somewhere near Kiev or on the Black Sea, but near Smolensk. And then all these forces will clash. They, the Americans, Europeans have locked horns not only with Russia, but also with China. I don’t want Belarus to become a battleground, as it has always been the case in history. We have had enough of this,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said….