Lukashenko: Belarus is not brandishing weapons, but is ready to fight back

Although we did not take part in the last terrible war, we are fully aware of what war is. Many went through the hardships of the post-war period, when we had nothing to wear and lived in dugouts. Now we live more or less well, we do not want any wars.”

Belarus is not flexing its military muscles but is ready to fight back in the event of any attack, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during the meeting at the strategic control center of the Defense Ministry on 29 November….

“We need to defend our country. I am not dramatizing the situation, but I am warning the military: we must be able to produce an adequate response to any possible move of theirs [those who pose a threat to the security of Belarus]. Here is a task for you. And I want to warn you: God forbid you approach this task formally. We must build a clear understanding of how we will act,” the head of state emphasized.

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Aleksandr Lukashenko drew attention to the fact that the meeting was also attended by the minister of internal affairs, the chairman the State Border Committee, the chairman of the State Security Committee and chiefs of other security, defense and law enforcement agencies….

According to the president, Belarus is watching Ukraine conducting an exercise codenamed Polissya, and in this regard Belarus is ready to respond if necessary.

“Yet, I want to emphasize once again: we are not brandishing our weapons. Although we [the contemporary generation of Belarusians] did not take part in the last terrible war [the Great Patriotic War], we are fully aware of what war is. Many went through the hardships of the post-war period, when we had nothing to wear and lived in dugouts. Now we live more or less well, we do not want any wars,” the president said.

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“If someone wants to talk to us as with peaceful people, please, go ahead and do it from today. We are ready to talk. But if someone comes to us with a sword or a gun, we have something to fight back with,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

Photo: Belarusian Telegraph Agency