Reproduced in its entirety from the Belarusian Telegraph Agency. What oft was thought….

Concern over NATO military buildup near Belarusian border under pretext of migrant crisis

Information wars and hybrid wars are in full swing in the OSCE space already. Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei made the statement at a session of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 December, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Makei said: “NATO is rapidly building up military potential under the far-fetched pretext of the migration crisis at the European Union’s border with Belarus. To wage war on whom? Water cannons with pepper gas, stun grenades flying from the West towards women and children, hounding, deadly beatings. Is it normal?”

Vladimir Makei also pointed out the growing role of the logic of the sanctions-based confrontation in the future development of the continent. “The logic is tightly wrapped into monstrous lies claiming that sanctions do good to ordinary people. Recently [High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy] Josep Borrell stated plainly he believes the European Union and the USA to be masters of the world. In his words, it is necessary to continue dictating standards to everyone for one key goal – not to lose power in this century.”

The Belarusian minister of foreign affairs said: “It means that thirst for power lies at the heart of the Western policy instead of values. Where is the truth? Who bears the truth?”