Nina Gurin. The head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko reaffirmed the commitment of the official Minsk military-political Union with Russia.
"We are building not only Russia Union state - We are in the CSTO is a military-political Union. In the framework of separated areas of responsibility, We are in the West, in direct contact with the structures of the North Atlantic Commonwealth, and, based on this, We build adequate military-political policy, " Lukashenka told reporters in Minsk. He noticed that Belarus does not want war with anyone, but " keep your powder dry ".
"We signed a Treaty with Russia and a lot in its development of contracts for the maintenance of our political, economic and military-political stability. We here in the West, together with Russia created a corresponding military buildup, which is based on the Belarusian army - 70 thousand bayonets. It is continuously being upgraded and improved ", He continued. For example, Lukashenko said that Belarus is studying modern wars and conflicts, adjusting its defence policy. So, three times revised the development concept of the Belarusian army, the last time after the events in Ukraine, told the head.
"If, God forbid, in the West there is a conflict - the Belarusian army solves the problem of the conflict, most importantly its armed forces. Literally for several days, Russia's armed forces supports us ", - noted Lukashenko." If it is necessary (to fight - ed.), God forbid - it's not in the databases (of Russia within Belarus - ed.) and that We will to death, as it were, with the Russians and those who wish us to Express our support, to stand here, in Belarus ", - said the Belarusian leader.
He once again noticed that for implementation of those goals At a given time do not see the need for placing within the additional country of military bases of Russia.
Lukashenka added that the West " wants war with Russia ", must know that in the end Belarus will support Russia in this conflict." we have an agreement with Russia, We will protect here, in Belarus, not in Ukraine, Syria, somewhere to the South. We must protect the Russian land, and in a few days we will reinforce the Russian planes and missiles, " - said Lukashenko.