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31 May 2021, 10:49

Belarus FM: World is sliding towards ‘Cold War 2.0'

Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo

MINSK, 31 May (BelTA) - The world is sliding towards the “Cold War 2.0”, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, BelTA has learned.

“Observing the development of the situation in our region and in the world in general, given the growing confrontation in all directions, we can say that we are heading towards the ‘Cold War 2.0'. If we continue exchanging accusations against each other, the accusations that are really destructive, like the ones made by President Biden, we can assume that this way we will be one step away from a hot war,” said Vladimir Makei.

He noted that on the western flank there is an all-round build-up of NATO military capabilities and the military capabilities of the allies of Belarus. “Earlier they said that NATO forces or American contingents will be deployed their on a temporary basis. Now everything goes to the fact that these forces in the Baltic states, in Poland will be deployed on a permanent basis. They will be deployed 10-15km away from the border, the closest distance ever.”

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