Lukashenko: Minsk has a plan and combat units to react to NATO attempts to start a conflict
Belarus has a plan and combat units to react to attempts NATO to start a conflict, said the President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“So they [NATO] and began these maneuvers in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. What should I do as commander-in-chief? I shouldn't go for provocations, but I must foresee what will happen, “the head of state said.
He also recalled the calls of the USSR leader Joseph Stalin before the start of the Great Patriotic War in 1941. “Stalin told everyone: do not give in to provocations, do not give in, signals came from the Kremlin, and then the war actually began,” Lukashenko explained.
According to him, Ukraine “ran” ahead of NATO troops: first closed the skies for Belarusian flights, and is now trying to provoke a conflict.
Earlier on November 30, Lukashenko announced that he would offer Russian President Vladimir Putin to return nuclear weapons to the republic on one condition – if similar NATO systems are in Poland. To a clarifying question about what systems in question, he replied: “The nuclear weapons that will be most effective with such contact.” , which is at the same time the border of the Union State. Russian bombers will patrol the border of Belarus with Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic states, making a semicircle from Gomel to Postav.